I can tell how much he enjoyed it from his positive post of the 5 things he takes from the events---Can't believe all the posts on here about Hud's salary when Tulane was in the process of getting him for a higher amount and the same posters were coming down on Farmer for maybe losing him
-he got T-Joe to up the amount to keep him and didn't see people upset at that happening!!!
Kinda funny how not one person said it was a horrible deal when it happened.
I suppose the only logical answer is to limit our coaches salaries to like ~$250,000. This is surely the best path to success at the D1 level.
A school simply must have a cheaper buyout than the full cost of the contract. To be on the hook for the full amount is ridiculous. The coach always has a cheaper cost to get out of the contract. To not have it in there for the school shows how inept the administration is.
That contract is on Tjoke and idiotFarmer - period end of sentence. Hud is WAY OVERPAID. At the time it seemed like the prudent thing to do, but they left UL's backside exposed. SO no, we would not change the feelings and emotions felt during the bowl wins, but sadly they no longer count. And when it's time to face facts and deal with contracts, facts are all that matter. And a transparent AD in negotiations would have stated to the fans and public if we lost Hud that things were close, but the contract if Hud faltered would have crippled this program, like it is now.
Things don't always have to be either/or.
Sometimes, both can be true.
Did Hudspeth deserve a raise? Based on accomplishment, yes he did.
Does he deserve criticism for underperforming that raise? Based on record and a mult-faceted set of examples, yes he does.
Was it a bad contract? That's debatable. At present state, the value is not there. Even if we return to 4 straight NOLA Bowls, is that worth a million dollars a year?
An argument can be made that a million bucks a year should get you better than finishing out of the top spot in the sports weakest conference, absolutely anhilated by any team in the top 50 at least 2-3 times a year, and a two hour drive to play in a lower tier bowl game. To be clear, it was wonderful and the experience will stay with fans forever, but those successes should be building blocks, not end goals.
There is no such thing as overreacting when trying to secure success. Especially when it involves 4 straight bowl victories after a 40 year appearance drought.
If anyone is guilty of anything it is our combined inability to foretell that money would make Hudspeth extremely conservative.
You're right it's more like 20/10 !!!
There is when you don't account for the possible downside to a situation. Would you clean out you bank acct and go play the World Series of poker just because you beat all your neighbors in the weekly game? No because you account for the possible downside.
I don't think the million per year made Hud conservative, I think it made him lazy and narcissistic. Again, I don't fault Hud for getting his paper, or anyone else for that matter (Brock Oswieler 😊 ), but I fault the powers that be that only account for the positives and forget that negatives in every contract should be accounted for. I hope Tjoke learned the cliché that if you thinks it's expensive to hire a professional, hire an amateur and find out. Because that's what we have w idiotFarmer.