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i find this extremely interesting
i may have altered the title
i thought this was america
like I said on twitter: that was almost as intense as Iowa NIT games
...talks about how UConn hasn't been in contact and how they're out. (HT: UMHoops)
Jalen, Burke, and Simmons.
Mike Hart the heavy favorite in the trolling competition
just what the Pistons need: a third string center. Joe Dumars was replaced by a mean ol' alien a few years back you guys.
this would be a close approximation of hypothetical graduation speech
no you guys they're just super pumped about COLLLLLLLLLLLLEGE
not a surprise
premature congrats. One thing we can be sure of: he'll take fewer asinine penalties than Abdelkader
Thanks to ugly transitions between Fulmer/Kiffin/Dooley/Davis, Tennessee is on the edge of APR penalties for football.
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I have incessantly ribbed my UW friends and neighbors (I live in Madison, work at UW) about this exact fact. Barry's statue definitely seems "streamlined", at least compared to his heydays as head football coach. Thanks for the evidence.
He's not double dipping - if the poster's info is correct, he's taking only 10% of his usual AD salary and 90% of the old coach's salary. Rough math says this setup saves the University about $100,000 this month versus the old status quo. Could he take less - sure. But this seems fair. Perhaps his estimation was he would be spending 90% of his time this month coaching, or being a figurehead, or whatever you want to call it, and 10% as AD.
"close your mouth and open your mind" - Al Borges
That is all.
I put up a tough front, but deep down I just want to be held.
Not taking sides in politics here, but with all of the attention on Lansing this week, and all of the attention in Madison last year, isn't the pay level of public employees kind of a tender issue right now? Does someone have asbestos underwear up there?
If Wisconsin's finances are like Michigan's, Alvarez is not truly a public employee (i.e., taxpayer funds do not pay his salary).
The USA Today story doesn't add much, but it does mention this regarding the temporary raise:
"The money for the coaching job will come out of Bielema's $1 million buyout to be paid by Arkansas."
If that's correct, then he is being paid (mostly, anyway) with money owed to the school, not necessarily straight from the budget (save for the percentage of his salary perhaps, which would be in the budget), so it isn't necessarily hurting their progress on finding a replacement for Bielema or shorting someone or something vital to the program. That being said, I have to wonder if it might be a different arrangement - from a monetary standpoint - if they weren't expecting the buyout money from Arkansas.
Like others, I don't really have an issue with someone being compensated to do two jobs on a temporary basis, especially since it probably means his some horrific hours for the next few weeks more than likely.
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I'm not questioning the legitimacy of the pay, but I simply can't imagine working for a month at something and earning enough money during that time to pay off my house in its entirety. Blows my mind.
Go Blue. That it all.
If he's only devoting 10% of his time to the AD job, then isn't there some assistant AD that deserves $100k or so for December.
Just realized I didn't check whether some else made the same comment.