Northwestern University trustee Christopher Combe and his wife Courtney will now be the namesakes of Athletic Director Jim Phillips' job after giving a $16 million gift to the school, NU officials announced today. Ten million dollars of that endowment will fund the position, which will officially be known as the "Chris and Courtney Combe Vice President for Athletics and Recreation," and will go toward "seed(ing) important projects and address new opportunities."http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20131004/BLOGS04/131009853/northw...
By now everyone knows that Barry Alvarez is taking the reins for Bielma for the Rose Bowl, however this story came out yesterday.
Barry's back, and he's not working for free.....
Alvarez will receive $195,000 in December, which is 90 percent of Bielema's monthly coaching salary. He will also get $8,500, which is 10 percent of his athletic director salary. The total pay of $203,500 is a one-time $118,500 increase in his monthly salary.
Nevermind the fact that he's the 6th highest paid AD in the country, and earns about 1 million a year, I guess he needed more to coach this one game.
Apparently, they paid 28k+ to people assocated with recruits...
According to State of Oregon expenditure records, the university paid $25,000 to Will Lyles of Complete Scouting Services in Houston, and $3,745 to Baron Flenory of New Level Athletics. Lyles is a former athletic trainer who recently was serving as a mentor to highly touted Ducks running back recruit Lache Seastrunk. Meanwhile, Flenory runs the Badger Sports Elite 7-on-7 football camps which have featured several celebrated Ducks signees including running back DeAnthony Thomas, defensive back Cliff Harris, defensive back Dior Mathis and wideout Tacoi Sumler. Flenory had a personal training relationship with recent Ducks signee Anthony Wallace.
If true, this is some bad joojoo for the ducks.
As it turns out, this isn't the first puff of smoke regarding these two characters.
That was posted 3 months ago!