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May 2010

May 2010


Your Take: Worth Every Penny

by: Bruce Feldman
Senior Writer ESPN.com
© May 2010

Last August there was outrage in some parts of the media. News broke that University of Florida head coach Urban Meyer was getting a contract extension. The new deal meant that Meyer was going to earn at least $4 million on his new contract, and could make up to $4.5 million with incentives. There was cause for commotion, but it should have been because Meyer was so underpaid. Yes, underpaid. As in a bargain.


While those who were critical of Meyer’s new deal talked about the tough economic times and pointed out that Meyer’s own university had earlier announced $42 million in budget cuts and layoffs of nine faculty members and 49 staff employees, if anything those were even more proof of why the coach was such a value.


In Meyer’s case, the state-funded school doesn’t actually even ....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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