Brad Posted April 30, 2008 Group: Admin Topic Count: 0 Content Count: 91,470 Reputation: 8,239 Days Won: 382 Joined: 05/19/2000 Share Posted April 30, 2008 I wasn't aware of these details, maybe you were: BUYOUTS, YOU ask? Here's further evidence that former West Virginia football Coach Rich Rodriguez, despite having eight months to sign his last (and now disputed) Mountaineer contract, got bad advice or was just lost in his own glory before leaving for Michigan. After Rodriguez left a WVU deal that would have yielded $2 million-plus for the remaining six years, South Florida made Jim Leavitt the Big East Conference's highest-paid football coach ($1.8 million annual average) with a seven-year, $12.6 million contract. The deal begins this season at $1.5 million and hikes by $100,000 annually through 2014. USF tore up a $1 million per year deal under which Leavitt had worked for two years. He's nearly tripled his 2005 salary of $538,000. Leavitt's buyout is $1 million, decreasing by $100,000 annually on every Dec. 31 through 2012. Link Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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