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    How much can we pay?

    Chiz was making $1.2M so that should be bottom dollar. Since we are getting 750k from AU, If you split that over 2 years that puts it close to $1.6M.

    I think that is about where we are at, JP can offer $1.5 - $1.6 comfortably and hope excitement generates the additional revenue needed beyond year 2.

    I just don't think we can get to $2M (unless some donor is very generous).

    Is $1.5-$1.6 enough to get a Holtz, Patterson, Stoops, etc.??? Uphill battle I would guess.

    Thoughts?



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    Re: How much can we pay?

    I would guess around $1.5M with a nice signing bonus thanks to Auburn.



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    Re: How much can we pay?

    With extras we have to get to $2mil to get Holtz. It will take over $2mil to get Patterson b/c thats what Minny offered him and he turned it down.

    Holtz was offered $12 million from Syracuse and he turned it down..dont know how many years that was though.



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    Re: How much can we pay?

    I think the pay range will be determined by who we hire. If JP can pull off getting some real big name to come to Ames I think he could find the money to pay him.



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    Re: How much can we pay?

    Quote Originally Posted by isuno1fan View Post
    Chiz was making $1.2M so that should be bottom dollar. Since we are getting 750k from AU, If you split that over 2 years that puts it close to $1.6M.

    I think that is about where we are at, JP can offer $1.5 - $1.6 comfortably and hope excitement generates the additional revenue needed beyond year 2.

    I just don't think we can get to $2M (unless some donor is very generous).

    Is $1.5-$1.6 enough to get a Holtz, Patterson, Stoops, etc.??? Uphill battle I would guess.

    Thoughts?
    Keep in mind that if we go after a current head coach we very well might have to use the 750k from AU to pay for a buyout to whoever we hire.

    But I'd agree about 1.5 sounds right.



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    Re: How much can we pay?

    I think we should offer at least $10 million. Then when it comes time to pay, we can fly to Washington and ask for a federal bailout.


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    Re: How much can we pay?

    Quote Originally Posted by vmbplayer View Post
    Keep in mind that if we go after a current head coach we very well might have to use the 750k from AU to pay for a buyout to whoever we hire.

    But I'd agree about 1.5 sounds right.
    Ughhh...I didn't even think about us having to pay a buyout possibly. That would bite.



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    Re: How much can we pay?

    Quote Originally Posted by isuno1fan View Post
    Ughhh...I didn't even think about us having to pay a buyout possibly. That would bite.
    Yeah, me neither. Good point. But at least we get it paid for by Auburn.



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    Re: How much can we pay?

    With incentives, Chizik's contract was $10.2 M over 6 years or $1.7M/year....our budget is now $13 million more...I think we can get to $2 million though it may be tight....



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    Re: How much can we pay?

    Im thinking we can easily pay 2 million a year for the RIGHT man. I think he shouldve just called up Turners agent after he was denied to talk to him and said "2 million a year" and hung up.


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    Re: How much can we pay?

    Are they too far along on the east side of JTS to stop and use the money for a coach? I don't know about the rest of you, but I eat enough tailgating that I don't go to the concession stands, and they can just bring in a bunch more ****ters if they already tore the restrooms down.



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    Re: How much can we pay?

    I'm hoping it's a lot closer to $2m than $1m. At least, based on what that money usually buys you.

    But if we get what looks to be a great coach for closer to $1m, I won't complain.

    I think Pollard was bracing us for a much larger contract based on his presser comments.



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    Re: How much can we pay?

    If Pollard decides to pay the big buck to the next coach, I hope it does means 1 of 2 things at least.

    1. The coach is worth that money. Has head coaching experience and wants to create something special.

    2. If we pay that much, then I hope that will encourage the coach to stick around and not use this place as a stepping stone.



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    Re: How much can we pay?

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    How much can WE pay?
    Dude, I don't know you but if you mean you and me I suspect not even $10/month for CycloneReport so this guy better be in it for the love of the game. Seriously.



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    Re: How much can we pay?

    I have $35.43...but I'm heading to Es Tas...so lets say I have $2.41...who can we get for that?


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