Many contracts for college football coaches contain bonuses for attaining certain levels of performance such as winning a conference championship or a bowl game. Many of these contracts also require that a coach be paid a predetermined amount if he is terminated.
However, I have never heard of a coach being paid a bonus for quitting. That’s what it appears is happening at USC. If I were a donor to the university, I would have to reconsider any future giving, as it appears those who made this decision have no idea how things work in the real world.
I know there are those who will say that Mr. Spurrier brought the football program at USC to previously unknown heights. I agree. But he was paid to do so and, might I add, paid well.
Had he refused the offer to be paid for not working, I would think a lot more of him.