olldflame wrote: ↑November 8th, 2020, 11:30 am
CinciFlame wrote: ↑November 8th, 2020, 11:01 am
South Carolina, Auburn, TN and even VA Tech fans are wanting Freeze as their next head coach. What job would be hard for him to turn down? All of these programs would throw a crazy number at him of around $5-6 million a year. I think at this point its all about what he wants out of life.
Your last point is certainly correct, but IMHO it is also highly unlikely that any other program will be able to offer him enough that we will not be able to match it or nearly so. Add to that the rumor that his current contract has a huge buyout, and somebody will need to want him really badly to pay it. Considering the baggage he still carries in a lot of those places, I don't see it happening any time soon.
Auburn has that type of money. Their boosters will pay whatever they need to in order get a coach with his record against Bama. At Auburn he will have an opportunity to compete for a National Championship. Those are two things the other schools on the list can’t offer.
BUT Liberty is unique (just ask Junior). The only concern is if the new regime will still invest the types of dollars in athletics that the old one did. If so, then LU can keep the salary attractive even though not being able match it. The non monetary reasons to stay are building a legacy at a program like Beamer, Osborn, Joe Pa (scandal aside) and others. Job security for life, whereas at the others his shelf life will be probably under a decade. A “safer” environment. And he will be in Bowl games every year and the perennial “feel good story” of CFB.
If his goal in life is a Natty, he will go to Auburn
If his goal is a legacy, he will stay here (considering the financials and support continue)