Coaches' timeouts are worse. Basketball teams should get one, full stop.
Summary of Luke Fickell's signed employement contract here.
$775,000 total compensation for Fickell.
Tressel's total compensation was $3.5 million per year.
The contract, released by the university on Thursday, makes it very clear that Fickell is not guaranteed a job after the agreement ends Jan. 31, 2012.
“This agreement is renewable solely upon an offer from Ohio State and an acceptance by coach,” the contract stipulates in section 2.0 under Term. “This agreement in no way grants coach a claim to tenure in employment.”
Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith, who did not immediately return a call requesting comment, has said that Fickell will be a candidate for the permanent job but that the school will do a nationwide search to find its next head coach. Rumors of potential candidates have been circulating ever since 10-year coach Jim Tressel was forced to resign.
Contract in PDF form: http://media.cleveland.com/osu_impact/other/luke-fickell-contract.pdf
Pretty fair (maybe positive) breakdown of the 5 major infractions. They broke down former occurrences of each infraction and what the penalty was at the time. Mostly slaps on the wrist, except for the 2 for 1 penalty for amount of time we supposedly went over the time limits.
EDIT: As you can see from the link, it is actually ANNARBOR.com that did this article, it was just posted on MLIVE.com
I haven't seen any of the other boards talking about this, but I am fearful to know how this will impact the 2011 recruiting class. With these allegations out in the open, I can only imagine the amount of negative garbage is going to be thrown at any potential Michigan recruits. I wonder if Tom VH or Brian anyone else has talked to any potential recruits and can share their thoughts with us.
Interesting quote from Bernie Smilovitz on Local 4 news after the Olympics (I know, his ridiculous segments do not exactly make him a bedrock of journalistic credibility) : "Rumors galore tonight that you might hear something tomorrow on the NCAA's investigation of Michigan's football program. We've heard it from several places, something may be coming down tomorrow."
Hope that whatever happens it doesn't ruin the excitement of Michigan students winning the silver medal on their first try at the Olympics!