Wednesday, January 5, 2011

The Price of Big Time Football

Michigan fired football coach Rich Rodriguez today. Rodriguez' price is the relevant element to the University of New Mexico's football "program" and coach MIke Locksley.
Michigan paid West Virginia $2.5 million when they stole Rodriguez. According to the Associated Press and, it looks like it will cost Michigan another $2.5 million to fire him.
When UNM considered dumping Locksley, the buyout was $1.5 million. The locals—the boosters, that is—didn't have the money. Nor, for sure, did the university.
UNM isn't in the game.

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