Saw this article on the ESN blog about Dabo Swinney sending part of his raise to his assistants which is a nice story , but I raised an eyebrow at the end.
There is a clause in Swinney's contract stating that if he won the ACC, he would rise to a certain level from a salary standpoint among ACC coaches. When he won the 2011 title, that meant this year's contract would increase by $422,000. He is taking $265,000 of that to give to his coaches. Technically, it's an allocation -- not money he has already received. It's a true investment in his program -- one I've never heard of or seen elsewhere in the college coaching ranks -- and odds are it will pay off. It is proof of the literal value of coaching stability.
She states that she has never heard of such a thing. Before I lecture her on being a wippersnapper and knowing her college football history isn't it true that Bo directed all sorts of income due to him to his coaches? I know I've read that in books about Bo so unless Bacon and Albom are liars she is mistaken.
Does anyone have further details on coaches salaries from back with Bo and Mo? I know they were underpaid but were the assistants also underpaid.