Saturday, January 16, 2010

Coach Brewster's Forthcoming Contract Extension

University of Minnesota football coach Tim Brewster is rumored to receive a contract extension this February. While he's had a less than stellar record at the U (14-24), experts say that in order to secure key recruits, a football coach has to have 3-4 years of future job security.

What's odd about this, is that all contract extensions can, and are, bought out by universities when they want to fire a coach. Moreover, if a coach wants to leave, the extension does nothing to prevent them. Meaning, a contract extension, when used to defend job security or locking in a coach, is meaningless.

And yet coaches and their agents continue to argue the need for contract extensions, even when everyone in the world, excluding athletic directors and university presidents, know they are useless.

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