I don't think our assistants were all that well paid, or you wouldn't have seen assistants with side businesses (which some apparently had.) Remember when Soldinger, Greg Mark and I think Kehoe were all fired in the 2000's? I think they all had side businesses even then. Mark had his school, Soldinger allegedly a real estate business with his wife, and I think Art was involved in some business ventures with Solly--allegedly. I think it was really Pete Garcia who reached in over Coker and started firing his staff.In 1993, he didn't have a long career of making hundreds of thousands of dollars. I'd be surprised if he made over 100K per season any season at Miami (1988-1992).
I've often quoted Sam Jankovich for his bias against hiring assistants as first time head coaches.Revenge is best served cold. Guess you can't win from hiring within.
Coach O isn’t a good X’s & O’s guy. He’s a great recruiter tho. Let’s see what he does without a Heisman/#1 overall pick/5th yr senior @ QB and when Joe Brady leaves for the NFL.
I think he might be a good technical DL coach. Would like to see some other opinions on that, though.Coach O isn’t a good X’s & O’s guy. He’s a great recruiter tho. Let’s see what he does without a Heisman/#1 overall pick/5th yr senior @ QB and when Joe Brady leaves for the NFL.
Gene Chizik won a national championship with Auburn and got fired like 2 seasons later. Larry Coker as well.