Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Football Coaching and Staff "Updates"

So, this was seen on footballscoop.com recently, and I thought it would be of interest to people here.  No idea if any of this is true, but nothing in it sounds out of line.  Coach's contract is public record, if anyone has the initiative to request it.

Assuming it is accurate...

Coach Clawson has done a nice job of negotiating for himself.  He has gotten himself a raise, assured himself of some parity in the conference and should he decide to leave (and you have to figure it is in his head at some point) his buyout remains small in relative terms, especially if he gets a higher profile offer.

The risk is mostly on the school's side, which is usually where it is.  I'm fine with that.  He's built the program on the field, rebuilt the APR, avoided shortcuts...I think they recruit well...he's a good coach and the guy we needed at the time, for sure.

As I always say, in the MAC coaches leave one of two ways...the way Meyer did or the way Brandon did.  If Coach gets his chance, I would wish him the best.  We'd like him to leave the way Meyer did.

The same website says that an assistant director of operations at USC has come to BG to be the "director of recruitng and playing personnel."  If so, I believe that is a new position for us, and further reflects an investment in the program.

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