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Charlie Weis is expensive

Posted on: February 26, 2011 12:42 pm
 
Posted by Tom Fornelli

Earlier this week we found out that Jon Embree and Eric Bienemy, the head coach and offensive coordinator at Colorado, both made the same base salary of $250,000. Which, compared to most college coaches at BCS conferences around the country, isn't a lot of money. Still, it was somewhat refreshing to see that a head coach like Embree could put his ego aside and accept the same salary as one of his assistants.

Still, if you happen to be Jon Embree or Eric Bienemy, first of all, thanks for reading. Second of all, stop reading here.
Newly hired Florida offensive coordinator Charlie Weis signed a three-year contract with the school worth $2.625 million, making him the richest assistant under coach Will Muschamp.
Weis, who came from the Kansas City Chiefs, will get $765,000 this year, then $865,000 annually over the next two years. He also received a $100,000 signing bonus and, like all Gators football coaches, gets a $10,000 supplement for wearing Nike gear.
He also will be provided with a vehicle.
That's a lot of money to be an assistant coach. Though, it is understandable. Florida is a bit more invested in its football program than Colorado, and unlike Embree and Bienemy, Weis does have head coaching experience. Plus, since he spent last season in the NFL, it's going to take some money to have him return to college in the same position.

What makes this all somewhat crazier is that Weis' salary at Florida is actually more than the base pay he received while at Notre Dame. In his final year in South Bend, Weis made $650,000. Of course, that doesn't include the money he got from Adidas and for personal appearances, which brought his income to roughly $2.5 million a year.

Anyway, the moral of this story is that you should become a head coach or coordinator on the college level. Because even the low-paid ones earn $250,000 a year.
Comments

Since: Oct 25, 2006
Posted on: February 28, 2011 1:11 pm
 

Charlie Weis is expensive

pyshie,

What are you talking about?  What "colleges cut real, solid, noble programs"?  Be specific...to what schools are you referring?

And what is your complaint about paying Weis $800K?  At Notre Dame he proved beyond all question that he is nobody's dream head coach, but his talents as an offensive coordinator are first-rate.  They are what got him his 4 (four) Super Bowl rings, and you cannot argue with success like that.




Since: Oct 25, 2006
Posted on: February 28, 2011 1:08 pm
 

Charlie Weis is expensive

pyshie,

What are you talking about?  What "colleges cut real, solid, noble programs"?  Be specific...to what schools are you referring?

And what is your complaint about paying Weis $800K?  At Notre Dame he proved beyond all question that he is nobody's dream head coach, but his talents as an offensive coordinator are first-rate.  They are what got him his 4 (four) Super Bowl rings, and you cannot argue with success like that.



Since: Apr 5, 2007
Posted on: February 28, 2011 10:37 am
 

Charlie Weis is expensive

First of all he is a good offense cord. At least hes perceived to be. Second Florida has the money to pay that. Third he has the players, the way Florida can recruit. Should be a easy move for him just concentrating on one aspect of the team. He proved he is not head coach material at ND. So this will probably work out well for him and the school. If they let him run the type of offense he wants.



Since: Dec 8, 2006
Posted on: February 27, 2011 9:34 pm
 

Charlie Weis is expensive

Oh my oh my oh my.  College football rears its hypocritical head again.  Colleges cut real, solid, noble programs and then pay the kind of money to coaches like they just gave Weis.  Sad.



Since: Nov 7, 2009
Posted on: February 27, 2011 5:41 pm
 

Charlie Weis is expensive

Someone has to pay for all that offensive genius... what a joke.



Since: Nov 14, 2008
Posted on: February 27, 2011 12:14 pm
 

Charlie Weis is expensive

Good ol' "Front Butt" is back!! It's curious he is getting paid this much. Notre Dame allegedly has the best recruiting classes and talent every year, and they were the most under-achieving, embarassing program in the Nation under him for most years. Yet, he did a great job as an O-Coordinator with the Chiefs last year. Maybe he's not cut out to head coach, but can excel as a coordinator? If so, not sure why he's getting head coach money...esp since his last stint in the NCAA was such an abject, laughable failure.



Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: February 27, 2011 11:51 am
 

Charlie Weis is expensive

While Weiss overall was a failure as a head coach, if memory serves me right he had good offenses.  And that's what they are paying him to do at Florida. 



Since: Sep 5, 2010
Posted on: February 27, 2011 11:29 am
 

Charlie Weis is expensive

More than $110 MILLION in budget cuts for the University of Florida since 2008 alone and yet they can pay an assistant coach nearly a million dollars a year.  And yes, I realize they circumvent the school's budget by paying via the "The Foundation" but this kind of wreaks of questionable priorities.



Since: Dec 27, 2007
Posted on: February 27, 2011 10:10 am
 

Charlie Weis is expensive

Weis is a great offensive coordinator. The money is insane, but then again it is in the monopoly money world of sports. Weis gets to take some of the best talent in the country and mold them to his system. Florida will score more for sure. Football-wise it's a very good move taking pressure off the new coach. Their offense last year was laughable. Money-wise it seems like a lot, but what if Weis bolts after one year for a college head coaching gig? All these contracts are breakable and most often never fully doled out.




Since: Jan 7, 2011
Posted on: February 27, 2011 4:43 am
 

Charlie Weis is expensive

He is way over paid he was a failure at Notre Dame which were all aware of..along with being very much fat and terribly over weight!



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