I think if an assistant is under contract from July 1-June 30, it makes it HARDER for them to jump to the next job in January if they had to wait until July 1 to move to the new job. I'm sure they would have some buyout type language that would pay Tech in the event the coach left.
Been a Holtz fan from day one-- even cut him slack from day one-- remember losing to NSU and posting Sokol threw pick, Trent fumbled punt, Dixon fumbled ( I think) and we missed a fg-- all in 4th quarter. My memory not perfect but that's the way I remember-- key players all made big mistakes -- hard to blame all that on the coach. That out of way, I am comfortable that we have contract but how did that work out with past coaches that moved on ?? If coach continues to win he will stay because he has found his "happy place" not because of contract. For last 3 years he has been in top tier of lowest cost for win --he will continue to be , at best, middle tier of CUSA coach salaries .... do not get my wrong here-- I think this is huge bargain and I am happy we can put this behind us and focus on football and keep assistant coaches around....
There will be NO buy-outs on the one year assistant contracts -
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Also, multi-year contracts are becoming a thing for coordinators so maybe he wants that for some of his guys.
Most of America works without an employment "contract". Contracts are for high paid people in HIGH DEMAND (e.g., HEAD coaches). Contracts are not for low paid commodities that are easily replaceable and where there's very little difference in the outcome produced.
Wouldn't you want Tim Rattay on contract? What if some FCS offered him a job as OC? Hopefully he will eventually get that job at Tech and then maybe HC.
Frankly, I don't know why ANY low paid assistant coach would want to sign a contract (say for 100K). Why would they limit themselves like that? Theoretically, by putting them under contract you limit their mobility. You might prevent them from taking that 200K job offer. Of course, it they move anyway, it only proves that the contract was worthless all along.
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