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Houston: The University of Houston Board of Regents has approved raising Tom Herman’s salary to $3 million per year. As we understand it, this is the Board approving this in advance. The two sides haven’t agreed to a new contract yet. AD Hunter Yuracheck notes they intend to present their best possible offer to Herman shortly.

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Regarding yesterday's discussion of Danny White in another thread, I found this excerpt from Harry's link above to be interesting:

 
 
 

"UCF: New athletic director Danny White’s agreement is 5 years with “annual guaranteed compensation” of $525,000, “supplemental compensation…as determined by the President” of $50,000 and another $50,000 contributed annually to a deferred compensation plan that he gets if he stays 5 years. If White leaves for another job in the first three years, he would owe UCF $1,050,000. UCF will pay the buyout to Buffalo. In a somewhat comical note, UCF said they “don’t believe” White ever applied for the position."

Some people in Florida don't seem to be concerned that he is so young!

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UH doing what it takes.

Meanwhile at UNT we continue to meander along with a 15 year AD who has consistently lost throughout his career and has not improved on the field performance despite huge upgrades in facilities placed on the back of donors and students. 

I foresee a day in the near future where UNT is whoring itself out to UH...

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Before we get too far into this discussion. How much is he getting payed now? And more importantly, how long has he been there? You know we raised someone's salary and extended their contract over a one year "uptick" in their record.  

 

addendum: I looked it up. He's making 1.3 million and this is his first year. 

Here is an interesting fact about him.

A member of Mensa International, Herman earned his B.S. in Business Administration from California Lutheran in 1997 where he was a cum laude graduate. 

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Houston: The University of Houston Board of Regents has approved raising Tom Herman’s salary to $3 million per year. As we understand it, this is the Board approving this in advance. The two sides haven’t agreed to a new contract yet. AD Hunter Yuracheck notes they intend to present their best possible offer to Herman shortly.

read more:  http://footballscoop.com/the-scoop/

 

So he hasnt accepted it yet. Good for him. Wait till those USC, SC, and Mizzou offers roll in. His price tag will keep going up. Ultimately I think he ends up as the Texas HC.

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So he hasnt accepted it yet. Good for him. Wait till those USC, SC, and Mizzou offers roll in. His price tag will keep going up. Ultimately I think he ends up as the Texas HC.

No contract has been offered yet.  This was a BOR meeting allowing the university to offer a $3mm contract.  Board member Tilman Fertitta said this is a staring point.

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Dont forget that this is also a way to engineer him a new buyout number to help UH get a larger bump is/when he leaves.

 

Nothing wrong with it. His postion at UH, regardless what they pay him, will not stop him from being poached by a Big P5 school. As this really does is to increase the risk on UH is for some how he stays and his assistants leave elsewhere and he flops in the future. Then they are paying 3M for a meh coach.

 

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Whether he accepts it or not, we come out ahead in this. Our BOT lead by Chairman Fertitta (who is a billionaire and our T. Boone Pickens pretty much) has shown that we will pay top dollar for a coach who earns it. Plus with our attendance now hitting the 41-42k range, which brings us more revenue via tickets, parking and concessions, it all essentially pays for itself.

 

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Would be a record outside of the Power 5 conferences. I think this could be an interesting development with implications for North Texas. 

Are you alluding to "A rising tide floats all boats."?

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UH knows that whatever they spend to get a coach who can continue performance at their level, will pay for itself many times over through attracting students who will later be successful earners who are happy to contribute $$$ to the university every year of their working lives, and to get themselves in a conference where they can get some big TV $. NT will miss a huge opportunity if it does not follow UH's lead.  About the only thing that would be appropriate is to hire that coach away from UH. Now THAT would be a statement. NT has a big gap to make up with UH, but it can be done. (And then together, we can kill off Texas Tech and split their misguided state funding.)

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I wish we could see UNT get as serious as UH with our athletics......However, UH should see UNT as an example of a coach using his predecessor's recruits to show up a successful season.

Not saying, Hermann will for sure flop... But we payed the price with ol' Mac being the highest paid coach in UNT history and ultimately failing.

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