I lived in Lawrence for 15 years and I can say, without a doubt, that folks in the state of Iowa assumptions are more than spot on. If anything, they don't fully understand what entitled brats they are because they only play them twice a year.
I’m really not expecting Leipold to do anything more than build a solid foundation for his successor. Hopefully (for KU’s sake) a condition of him accepting the job was a commitment from KU’s administration for some major facility upgrades.Leipold's Overall Record @ Buffalo:
37-33 and 25-20 in the MAC
2 MAC East Titles
0 MAC Titles
3 Bowl games (2-1)
4-1 against FCS teams
15-23 against FBS teams with winning (.500 or above) records (includes 0-4 versus teams that finished ranked)
18-9 against FBS teams with losing records (includes 3 wins over winless teams)
Yep, it's all a big conspiracy and not at all based on experiences we've had with these fans for... let me see... our entire lives. We have even more "opinions" about a majority of hawkeye fans being preening dbags. But not because we've lived and worked with them for so long. It's all because we got together and decided how we imagined these fan bases would act like.
Why wouldn't a .500 MAC coach jump at the first P5 opportunity he has at age 56?Overall, I'd say this was a solid hire for Ku. They got a qualified head coach rather than settling for an assistant. I'm not sure why he took the worst P5 job in the land other than confidence and retirement planning. But he has and credit is due Ku's new athletic director. We'll see how Liepold does in Lawrence.
Why wouldn't a .500 MAC coach jump at the first P5 opportunity he has at age 56?
He's not getting anymore P5 offers at this stage of his life.
Here's the answer to the question "Why would anyone ever want to coach at KU?"
He nearly quadruped his salary for next year. 70% buyout for firing without cause means he will earn an absolute minimum of $11.55mm if fired tomorrow. Not too shabby.
Yeah, sometimes I think these guys mail it in when it is going bad, knowing that the big payout will come soon and they can go be an assistant somewhere for decent money.
He would be pushing retirement age also if he survives the contract. Probably a nice retirement payment just from those years also if it’s anything like Iowa’s.