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Art Briles Get Contract Extension, Now Third Highest Paid Coach in Big 12

Discussion in 'Sports Zone' started by Aikbach, Dec 10, 2011.

  1. Aikbach

    Aikbach Well-Known Member

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    Coach Art Briles was rewarded for Baylor's best season and highest ranking in 19 years with an extension to his deal and 1 million a year pay raise, effectively taking him off the market to any suitors.

    At a base salary of 2.5 million a year, Briles only trails Bob Stoops (third highest paid coach in the nation at 4 million) and Mack Brown (highest paid coach in the nation at 5.2 million) within the conference.

    New Kansas coach Charlie Weis reportedly matches Briles new deal as well.
    http://www.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/entry/24156338/33778777
  2. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Everything is everything... Staff Member

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    Just another gut punch to Coog fans. :(
  3. The30YardSlant

    The30YardSlant Benched

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    That's a lot of money for Baylor, and Kansas is now paying two coaches in two different sports elite level money.
  4. Aikbach

    Aikbach Well-Known Member

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    Yep Baylor is paying three, Scott Drew and Kim Mulkey both have huge contracts.
  5. The30YardSlant

    The30YardSlant Benched

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    Never understood why schools pay upward of a million dollars sometimes for WBB coaches, it is just fiscally irresponsible. No coach in a non-revenue sport should make that kind of money IMO.

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