Head Happy Hour Coach
- Aug 27, 2011
pretty sure diaco was paid in full in the prior year than the numbers we saw most recentlyWould the BE be more "fun" to watch as a fan? Yes.
Would it make the MBB program better? I don't think there is evidence of that. As of today we have the 16th ranked incoming class. How is that possible if the program is on life support? Assuming that Hurley can coach and that he can continue to bring in top 20 classes, I have very little concern for the MBB program.
To me it is just about fixing football. And if the new AAC deal gives us $5M more a year, to make up a number, and we put ALL of that $5M into football coaching - that pretty much gets us where we need to be from a financial standpoint - on par with today.
None of us know how much of the ~$30M deficit (ignoring student fees) is tenable in for the AD to run in the long-term. We know there is no requirement to run it at breakeven - so what is that marketing value, etc? IDK - and maybe they would be ok running at a $20M deficit. You'd have to look at the entirety of the budget to understand. Could you find $10M without crippling the AD? Probably. They don't appear to have tried very hard.
I want to be in the ACC/B12/B10 etc - but I'm not sure that the AAC = death.
Also - do we know if the severance payments for Diaco, etc - were in the $40M loss number? Or any other big one-time bad guys?