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    Urban Meyer's coaching staff will be paid over $7 million for 2018. The previous
    high was Alabama's staff at just under $6 million during the 2017 season.

    DC: Greg Schiano $1.5 million
    OC: Ryan Day $1.0
    Co-OC: Kevin Wilson $800,000
    Co-DC: Alex Grinch $800,000
    DL: Larry Johnson $750,000
    RB: Tony Alford $525,000
    LB: Bill Davis $500,000
    OL: Greg Studrawa $500,000
    CB: Taver Johnson $345,000
    WR: Zack Smith $340,000

    Meyer made $6.4 during 2017 and will probably get a bump in salary for 2018. His
    2017 salary ranked 4th nationally. Man, these coaching salaries are getting up there!
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    Looks like former Florida head coach Jim McElwain will be joining Harbaugh's Michigan
    staff. Don't know more than that....................
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    I'm thinking ole Jimmy Harbaugh needs a standout year this season. Some think he has
    the team coming back to challenge for the Big Ten...don't know but Ohio State sure ain't
    sitting on their hands with regards to paying good coaches. Big 10 will be interesting.

    Just my opinion and you Michigan guys please don't go nuts. Harbaugh seems to have a
    loose screw or two. He better win big this year or maybe fans will agree with me.
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    Georgia has four assistants who will make at least $825,000 this season including DC
    Mel Tucker who will earn $1.5 million.

    LSU's Dave Amanda will earn an incredible $2.5 million this season as defensive coordinator.

    Back in 2013, there were only five assistants in the entire FBS making at least $825,000.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cloverleaf View Post
    Looks like former Florida head coach Jim McElwain will be joining Harbaugh's Michigan
    staff. Don't know more than that....................
    McElwain will coach wide receivers for the Wolverines. Don't have any contract information.
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    Georgia has increased its assistant coaches pool to $6.4 million that will put them at
    #3 nationally behind Ohio State and Clemson. Kirby Smart made $3.75 during 2017
    and you can bet he's about to receive a big increase.

    DC Mel Tucker $1.5 million
    OC Jim Chaney $950,000
    WR James Coley $850,000
    OL Sam Pittman $825,000
    RB Del McGee $550,000
    DL Tray Scott $420,000
    ILB Glenn Schumann $325,000
    OLB Dan Lanning $325,000
    ST Scott Fountain $300,000
    10th assistant Cortez Hankton $375,000

    *Georgia has announced a ticket price increase for the 2018 season.
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    Dell McGee needs to be paid more. His recruiting is worth more than coaching imo.

    Also UGA had a profit of 47 million this year in the Athletic Department. I think it's OK to pay the bead winners.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Albatross View Post
    Dell McGee needs to be paid more. His recruiting is worth more than coaching imo.

    Also UGA had a profit of 47 million this year in the Athletic Department. I think it's OK to pay the bead winners.
    Be careful guys, Title lX is always looming; The activists will find a way to spend all these "profits" for non-revenue generating sports (can the game of Inter-collegiate Jax be far away). Heaven forbid that it be re-invested in the sport that generated the profit.
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    Tennessee's Jeremy Pruitt has officially announced members of his coaching staff and it looks
    like a pretty good one. The coaches have over 50 years experience and have been apart of
    7 national championships and 21 conference titles. Take a look.

    OC: Tyson Helton
    OL: Will Friend
    RB: Robert Gillespi
    WR: David Johnson
    TE: Brian Niedermeyer
    DC: Kevin Sherrer
    LB: Chris Rump
    CB: Terry Fair
    DL: Tracy Rocker
    ST: Charles Kelly

    These guy's have a huge task ahead of them for the 2018 season. I have my doubts the Vols
    will have a winning season...maybe 6-6 if things go well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cloverleaf View Post
    Tennessee's Jeremy Pruitt has officially announced members of his coaching staff and it looks
    like a pretty good one. The coaches have over 50 years experience and have been apart of
    7 national championships and 21 conference titles. Take a look.

    OC: Tyson Helton
    OL: Will Friend
    RB: Robert Gillespi
    WR: David Johnson
    TE: Brian Niedermeyer
    DC: Kevin Sherrer
    LB: Chris Rump
    CB: Terry Fair
    DL: Tracy Rocker
    ST: Charles Kelly

    These guy's have a huge task ahead of them for the 2018 season. I have my doubts the Vols
    will have a winning season...maybe 6-6 if things go well.
    6 & 6 with a stadium that holds more than 100,000 fans..The "new" Volunteer coaching staff has the pressure lid on them 6 months before the
    opening kick-off.................. gulp.................
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mack Donald View Post
    6 & 6 with a stadium that holds more than 100,000 fans..The "new" Volunteer coaching staff has the pressure lid on them 6 months before the
    opening kick-off.................. gulp.................
    Mack, I believe Pruitt can turn the culture around in Knoxville and bring the Vols back toward their glory days. He
    understands defense and what that means to a football team and he understands the value of recruiting. He's an
    ole Alabama country boy but he's one hell of a recruiter. I see him making a big difference in the program around
    year three. That 100,000 fans you spoke of need to give him a chance.
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    The question is if he will have a long enough leash. I see 3 years of .500 seasons. He has to beat UF, UGA, and USCe. That could be easier said than done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Albatross View Post
    The question is if he will have a long enough leash. I see 3 years of .500 seasons. He has to beat UF, UGA, and USCe. That could be easier said than done.
    Coaching in the SEC does present challenges.......The "heat" is always on......I can see why the "Bear" went rabbit hunting to get away from it all; It would be interesting to know what Saban does to take the "edge-off".......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mack Donald View Post
    Coaching in the SEC does present challenges.......The "heat" is always on......I can see why the "Bear" went rabbit hunting to get away from it all; It would be interesting to know what Saban does to take the "edge-off".......
    Mack, coach Saban loves being on the lake. He has a big home on Lake Burton in north Georgia where he spends
    off time with the family. He has said that once he retires...he will live on some lake.

    You are right that these big salaries bring high expectations on coaches. Not just winning games but putting fans
    in the seats. During the 2017 season, only 28% of the 129 bigtime programs showed an increase over the previous
    season. Just three SEC teams showed an increase (Kentucky, South Carolina, Vanderbilt). Tickets have gotten so
    high especially for some of these non-conference games.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cloverleaf View Post
    You are right that these big salaries bring high expectations on coaches. Not just winning games but putting fans
    in the seats. During the 2017 season, only 28% of the 129 bigtime programs showed an increase over the previous
    season. Just three SEC teams showed an increase (Kentucky, South Carolina, Vanderbilt). Tickets have gotten so
    high especially for some of these non-conference games.
    I can't argue with anything you said, but keep in mind - attendance and ticket sales are not synonymous. Take bama and AU, for example. Last year bama's attendance dropped roughly 100 per game (101,821 to 101,722) while Auburn dropped 500 (86,937 to 86,446). This drop didn't happen because tickets sales dropped - both teams completely sold out their season ticket allotment and could have sold more if they were available. Instead, it was an indifference by season ticket holders to the ridiculous non-conference schedule both teams played.

    Another point that validates your original post about the high cost of non-conference games and the need to fill seats. Not only has ticket prices skyrocketed but so has the cost of contributing. At most, if not all, major universities in the SEC buying tickets from the athletic department to high profile games no longer exists. If you want those tickets you have to purchase season tickets. And, if you want season tickets you have to contribute - a lot. Low attendance to non-conference games won't have a significant negative impact on a coaching change, but if season ticket demands drop a coaching change is inevitable.
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    Excellent post DL.

    I have a couple of friends who buy Bama season tickets and give away the non-conference games. You are right
    about the extra contributions needed to get those season tickets.
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    announced Kuligowski and Enos today

    Saban put together one hell of a staff here ... the best in his decade at Bama. great coaches, great recruiters, old, young, etc ... got it all covered now and no more of these nfl guys that just want to make a pit stop, recruit nobody, and go back to the NFL. been there, done that
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    Quote Originally Posted by rolltide View Post
    announced Kuligowski and Enos today

    Saban put together one hell of a staff here ... the best in his decade at Bama. great coaches, great recruiters, old, young, etc ... got it all covered now and no more of these nfl guys that just want to make a pit stop, recruit nobody, and go back to the NFL. been there, done that
    I agree this is a strong group of coaches. I really like the DC and DL coaches. The one promotion I here grumblings about
    is Mike Locksley to offensive coordinator. Saban has had five OC in the past seven years and won four NC so it's hard to
    argue against his judgement. Six new coaches....that's a big turnover.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cloverleaf View Post
    I agree this is a strong group of coaches. I really like the DC and DL coaches. The one promotion I here grumblings about
    is Mike Locksley to offensive coordinator. Saban has had five OC in the past seven years and won four NC so it's hard to
    argue against his judgement. Six new coaches....that's a big turnover.
    yeah, Locksley a question mark but ran a run-heavy offense at Illinois and got Mendenhall a 1st round selection plus adding Enos will allow him to get a different opinion on game plan. Personally i wanted Enos or Canada as OC when this process began so to get him and promote Locksley is best case scenario

    love the staff and bringing in Enos, Gattis, and Kuligowski was probably a little better than i expected. then again i hated the Daboll hiring and he won a national title so what do i know?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rolltide View Post
    yeah, Locksley a question mark but ran a run-heavy offense at Illinois and got Mendenhall a 1st round selection plus adding Enos will allow him to get a different opinion on game plan. Personally i wanted Enos or Canada as OC when this process began so to get him and promote Locksley is best case scenario

    love the staff and bringing in Enos, Gattis, and Kuligowski was probably a little better than i expected. then again i hated the Daboll hiring and he won a national title so what do i know?
    Locksley was rumored big-time to UF last off-season.....then Saban stepped in and offered him a on-field position. I think there was a gentleman's agreement that Locksley was next in line for the OC job. Just my opinion.

    I'm curious to see what Alabama's staff salaries are once it's announced. I have to say, this is probably Saban's most unimpressive staff in 11+ years. I like that he removed the RB coach - but it's still a ruthless move by Saban.

    WTF is Harbaugh thinking hiring Butters (McElwain)?? The guy is a cancer and Peter-Principled at UF. Michigan is in most pre-season Top 10's, they return a lot of talent. But I don't see it (that ranking). I'm not sure how much longer he lasts in Ann Arbor...
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    Quote Originally Posted by CoachCB View Post
    Locksley was rumored big-time to UF last off-season.....then Saban stepped in and offered him a on-field position. I think there was a gentleman's agreement that Locksley was next in line for the OC job. Just my opinion.

    I'm curious to see what Alabama's staff salaries are once it's announced. I have to say, this is probably Saban's most unimpressive staff in 11+ years. I like that he removed the RB coach - but it's still a ruthless move by Saban.

    WTF is Harbaugh thinking hiring Butters (McElwain)?? The guy is a cancer and Peter-Principled at UF. Michigan is in most pre-season Top 10's, they return a lot of talent. But I don't see it (that ranking). I'm not sure how much longer he lasts in Ann Arbor...


    unimpressive? wow, i love it. influx of youth...Gattis one of top recruiters in nation, Kuligowski 44 YO and just coached a dline top 3 in sacks and TFL with lesser talent than bama plus recruits FL and developed first rounders for Missouri, Enos 49 YO been a HC and an OC plus knows SEC, Golding young guy that took UTSA from 101st to top 10 in defense.

    i have some questions on Locksley but with Gattis and especially Enos & Pannunzio (both former HC) helping with game plan I think it's a big upgrade over Daboll and Sark. Lupoi been around long enough to take over well for Pruitt but you can't upgrade over Pruitt unless you hire Venables so that was always going to be some downgrade

    Love the staff...won't be finishing outside the top 5 in recruiting next year with this group and tons of great experience and knowledge of SEC. pretty much everything the more recent hires (that are now gone) did not bring to Bama
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    Quote Originally Posted by rolltide View Post


    unimpressive? wow, i love it. influx of youth...Gattis one of top recruiters in nation, Kuligowski 44 YO and just coached a dline top 3 in sacks and TFL with lesser talent than bama plus recruits FL and developed first rounders for Missouri, Enos 49 YO been a HC and an OC plus knows SEC, Golding young guy that took UTSA from 101st to top 10 in defense.

    i have some questions on Locksley but with Gattis and especially Enos & Pannunzio (both former HC) helping with game plan I think it's a big upgrade over Daboll and Sark. Lupoi been around long enough to take over well for Pruitt but you can't upgrade over Pruitt unless you hire Venables so that was always going to be some downgrade

    Love the staff...won't be finishing outside the top 5 in recruiting next year with this group and tons of great experience and knowledge of SEC. pretty much everything the more recent hires (that are now gone) did not bring to Bama
    Tide Saban is a young 66 imo and may coach another 10 years if he wants in his current position but I think 5 is a more realistic number. Do you think he will groom his successor for when that time comes or will the University go outside of his staff for a replacement in your opinion? I think it will be really interesting when the time comes who they replace the greatest coach of all time with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rolltide View Post


    unimpressive? wow, i love it. influx of youth...Gattis one of top recruiters in nation, Kuligowski 44 YO and just coached a dline top 3 in sacks and TFL with lesser talent than bama plus recruits FL and developed first rounders for Missouri, Enos 49 YO been a HC and an OC plus knows SEC, Golding young guy that took UTSA from 101st to top 10 in defense.

    i have some questions on Locksley but with Gattis and especially Enos & Pannunzio (both former HC) helping with game plan I think it's a big upgrade over Daboll and Sark. Lupoi been around long enough to take over well for Pruitt but you can't upgrade over Pruitt unless you hire Venables so that was always going to be some downgrade

    Love the staff...won't be finishing outside the top 5 in recruiting next year with this group and tons of great experience and knowledge of SEC. pretty much everything the more recent hires (that are now gone) did not bring to Bama
    Don't get butt-hurt, it's just an opinion. You may be impressed, wearing your Bama sunglasses, but he's had a huge turnover.....and Saban even admitted as such (recent comments on how the staff turnover impacted the recruit class). Hell, Saban could plug Jim McElwain's dog in at OC and still win (reference to McElwain's comments at his opening UF press conference). But, this staff is not as impressive as many of his other 11 staffs....starting w/ his OC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CoachCB View Post
    Don't get butt-hurt.
    geezus, i simply put my thoughts down and going with the "butt hurt" phrase? christ, wtf is wrong with people around here?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1osubucks View Post
    Tide Saban is a young 66 imo and may coach another 10 years if he wants in his current position but I think 5 is a more realistic number. Do you think he will groom his successor for when that time comes or will the University go outside of his staff for a replacement in your opinion? I think it will be really interesting when the time comes who they replace the greatest coach of all time with.
    i give him 4 or 5. he will see the 2017 recruiting class through and then probably hang it up. they might go after Dabo to return home but i prefer they promote an internal...perhaps Lupoi by that time, maybe Gattis, Enos? I think Ansley, the guy that just joined the Raiders, can become a really special coach so that would be another option for 2022/23/24 time frame

    (still confused by the seemingly normal fella, coachcb, coming at me with the butt-hurt shit. I couldn't give a shit less what he, or anyone else thinks about the Tide staff i was explaining what I LIKED about it. fucking morons around here lately)
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