With salaries like these, who needs incentives?

The athletics director was on a roll, if not quite a rant, on the one thing about his job that bugs him the most.
Contracts.
Coaches’ contracts.
He does not like dealing with them.
This AD dealt with one agent who wanted to put an incentive clause in a contract to pay his football coach a bonus for a season with six wins.
Six wins.
Six wins doesn’t get you a winning season since they expanded the regular season to 12 games. Six wins doesn’t even guarantee you a bowl.
A bonus for six wins? A reward for mediocrity? The AD couldn’t believe what he was hearing, so he asked the agent a question. It went something like this:
What do we get for the million dollars in salary we’re paying the coach?
Good question.

al.com
7/6/08