Monday, June 13, 2011

It's good to be king

Chris Low of ESPN reports that Auburn head coach Gene Chizik just got a 1.3 million dollar raise for winning the national championship, to $3.5 million, 4.5 million with incentives.

Low had the following quote from Tiger athletic director Jay Jacobs:

"We believe that we have the best coach in college football.  More importantly, coach Chizik is a great mentor to our student-athletes, he represents Auburn with class and integrity in all that he does, and he is an outstanding ambassador for Auburn University."

All this and a picture with the President.  Hopefully he didn't drink too many Dr. Peppers at the White House.

It also means that if Chizik wanted to go with the Steve Spurrier plan and provide a stipend for his players, he could readily afford the $300 per game for his top 70.  To satisfy Title IX, he could shell out for the women's soccer team also.

Or, put another way, he has enough extra coming his way to afford six Cam Newtons a year.

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