College coordinators partying like jock stars
Tommy Tuberville’s asking price is $2.5 million.
No, not for his services. Tubs’ $2.8 million salary means his family doesn’t have to buy in bulk at Costco. Auburn’s coach is one of the best-compensated, winningest — and most consistent — coaches in the SEC. Just ask Alabama.
“That’s an average,” he said. “Depending on how much you have to pay our coordinators, you might have to take them out of the equation. Have your own budget for your coordinators, have another budget for your other seven assistants.”
And thus, it was written: The age of the rock star coordinator is upon us, sometime in the past year, it seems. All they lack, at times, is entourages. Two SEC schools changed coaches in the offseason, but 13 new coordinators were hired. Several of them have agents. Agents!
Why not? Representatives flock to where the money is and coordinators are making more of it. To get Will Muschamp from Auburn, Texas had to negotiate with Bob Lamonte, who represents at least six NFL head coaches and a couple of college coaches, one being Charlie Weis at Notre Dame.