Louisville Board member: "School not in position to buy out Bobby Petrino"

maybe this will begin to bring about a change in the high dollar buy outs at some schools. There will always be some that can afford it but i would not be surprised if this starts the pendulum swinging the other way again.
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I doubt it very much.

The coaches have all the leverage in contract negotiations. Hunter Yurachek said when he was hired that he hoped the market would correct itself, but I don’t think it’s going to happen anytime soon. One day after Yurachek said that he signed off on a contract that included a $14 million-plus buyout for a football coach, although I’m unsure how much influence he had in the particular figures.

The thing that I hoped would change this is when schools quit hiring sitting head coaches and promote from within or hire assistants from other schools. The assistants can be good hires, too, and perhaps want command a high buyout. But it hasn’t worked that way too much.

Now, I’m certain that there are many schools that feel they are “above” hiring anything but a sitting head coach.

Obviously, there are times that it works out well to hire an assistant. Kirby Smart has worked out for Georgia, but I also know that they have given him an incredibly large buyout already. So never mind on that, too.

Lincoln Riley’s buyout is big after being moved up from an assistant’s job.

BB had major leverage —-$$$