The University of Miami continues to display an outstanding concern for, uh, football coach salaries. The New York Times reports that the current coach, salaried at $2 million a year has been fired. Perhaps they’re going to renegotiate a lower salary? Of course not.
There have been some indications that Miami may attempt to raise the salary it offers to an incoming coach. Coaches at many of the country’s top programs now make well above $2 million in salary and incentives. School president Donna Shalala has directed Sergio M. Gonzalez, the school’s vice president for Advancement and Communications, to begin a six-month fundraising campaign among donors to finance higher salaries for coaches and to improve athletic facilities.
We’re all pulling for them.