Title says it all. Saw this link on ESPN. It's a 5 year deal so that comes out to $6.5 million/year compared with his $3.4 million at Oregon. Quite a pay raise if you ask me.
OT: Chip Kelly's Contract worth $32.5 million
going by 2012 numbers.
According to this, he was the 9th highest paid coach in Division I football as it was, so it is interesting that what amounts to basically a 90% raise or thereabouts makes you about the sixth highest paid professional coach. I am sure the pay scales are different, but still, that's an impressive raise.
No wife and kids to blow it on either.
.....Any Given Sunday. Without having won anything
Now he's making half as much as me. I'm going to have to ask for a raise.
And yet he hires Pat Fucking Shurmer as his OC.
Money don't buy brains......
at any level.
I would imagine that it would take a big offer to pry him away from the college game. Merit may not have been the reason for the large contract.
I am sure the Eagles see Kelly as their answer to the NFL's trend towards traditionally college-minded offenses. Oh, to be the trend follower instead of the trendsetter.
That's pretty good money. Not bad for a guy who's been a head coach for 4 years in his entire career.
What does a boring football obsessed workaholic spend all that money on?
after the 2011 Pac-12 Championship Game, he's going to be spending a good chunk of it drinking Dr. Pepper and shipping via UPS.
The cost of these coaches and players are rising rapidly. I haven't attended an NFL game in roughly five years but I can't imagine it would be cheap especially if the COACH is getting paid over six million a season.
like players' contracts. He's screwed once defenses catch up to these gimmick offenses like the zone read and his players lose all respect for their "college" coach.
Interesting dynamics when you consider other college coaches who could obviously have made the switch. Saban comes to mind and clearly has a lot of financial gain by moving back to the NFL despite his previous difficulties with the Dolphins. Has a good thing going at Bama but hard to believe that the draw is not pulling hard.
Chip's gimmicks are not going to transfer so smoothly to the NFL where his team won't have a significant speed advantage. Thankfully Philly should be too cold for him to wear one of those stupid visors. Maybe he can dress homeless-style like Belichick.
This means that Nick Saban's market value could be as high as $10 million a year. It could be enough to tempt him. Five years and $50 million would be a great "retirement contract,"