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    Quote Originally Posted by anhil8tor View Post
    I agree with crazycajun. He proved it this year. Granted the end sucked but he should have a 2 to 3 year window with the talent he has and whats coming in.
    He's currently got a two year window.

    This was his best team by far. The only other season of note, finishing 3rd and tournament champs with two dramatic heroic come backs. Other than that a very pedestrian career at Louisiana.

    What's the hurry? Nobody is gonna steal him away. Believe me he's had his hat in the ring for a bigger gig since year one.

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    Pretty sure he makes more than that now. He signed a new contract in 2015 with a base salary of $180K but compensation of $455K in the first year with an annual raise of $25K for each year of the five year agreement which would run through the 2019-2020 season. If I'm adding correctly, after the third year (last) he would have been making $530K. That would mean next year would be $555K and the final year would be $580K.
    Yeah we are paying him way too much cut it down and save some of that money for a new hitting coach

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunT View Post
    Question, what if Dr. Maggard extends his contract for several more years with a slight increase in salary, but gets a lower buyout in return? Would that not be beneficial to the athletic program? I'm willing to wait for the details at this point, I don't see Dr. Maggard not doing something that would benefit both parties.JMO
    That may be what is negotiated. A lower buyout would protect the university and a salary increase would benefit the staff. That would seem to be a win for all involved. He had two years remaining so they could have waited one more year. You never let your coach go recruit with only one year on his deal so it would have likely happened at this time next year. I understand some would have preferred to wait in the event next season is a big disappointment. Not sure why they are doing this now other than some private understanding it would happen with either a regular season or conference tournament championship. I know some here may question this decision but the only opinion that counts here is Dr. Maggard's. As has been stated here in the past, he thinks very highly of Coach Marlin. Also, the vast majority of the people who go to the games regularly do not post here and they support the staff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunEXPRESS View Post
    He's currently got a two year window.

    This was his best team by far. The only other season of note, finishing 3rd and tournament champs with two dramatic heroic come backs. Other than that a very pedestrian career at Louisiana.

    What's the hurry? Nobody is gonna steal him away. Believe me he's had his hat in the ring for a bigger gig since year one.
    Not in the last couple of years since his adopted daughter was in HS at STM. She recently graduated so that is no longer a factor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cajun_lannister View Post
    Yeah we are paying him way too much cut it down and save some of that money for a new hitting coach
    Obviously that will not happen as Dr. Maggard (nor any AD) will not grant an extension which involves a salary decrease. Every one has an opinion and that opinion has value. However Dr. Maggard's opinion trumps all others by a wide margin in this case and this is his call.

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    Mike, don't you think people know this? Also do you really believe that fan sentiment plays zero in the administration decisions? Fan sentiment is like parsley in a gumbo. First the roux, then the trinity, protein, salt, and spices which parsley is just one minor element


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    As I type this Karl Benson on with Jay calling us UL Lafayette ..... Good grief


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    Quote Originally Posted by angeleast View Post
    As I type this Karl Benson on with Jay calling us UL Lafayette ..... Good grief
    Somebody should call in right now or as soon as Jay takes calls and set that dude straight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunEXPRESS View Post
    Mike, don't you think people know this? Also do you really believe that fan sentiment plays zero in the administration decisions? Fan sentiment is like parsley in a gumbo. First the roux, then the trinity, protein, salt, and spices which parsley is just one minor element
    Yes fan sentiment is a consideration. Sentiment of the majority of people going to basketball games is support for the staff. That opinion may differ from some who post here but those numbers are not nearly enough to influence Dr. Maggard at this stage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunNation View Post
    Somebody should call in right now or as soon as Jay takes calls and set that dude straight.
    After Jay hangs up on you, you can listen

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajunsmike View Post
    Obviously that will not happen as Dr. Maggard (nor any AD) will not grant an extension which involves a salary decrease. Every one has an opinion and that opinion has value. However Dr. Maggard's opinion trumps all others by a wide margin in this case and this is his call.
    Maggard holds all the cards where is Marlin going to go ?

    We need to reduce his base but make his top end higer but heavily incentivise

    Base salary $350K

    Beat a top 50 team 5k for every one

    Beat a top 25 10k for every one

    Win 20 games 10 k

    Win the belt regular seaon 25 k

    Win the belt tourney 25k

    Win a ncaa tournament game 10k

    Make it to sweet 16 15 k

    Elite 8. 25 k

    Final 4 40k

    Win a NC 60 K

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    Quote Originally Posted by angeleast View Post
    As I type this Karl Benson on with Jay calling us UL Lafayette ..... Good grief
    Has Jay ever corrected a non UL fan?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cajun_lannister View Post
    Maggard holds all the cards where is Marlin going to go ?

    We need to reduce his base but make his top end higer but heavily incentivise

    Base salary $350K

    Beat a top 50 team 5k for every one

    Beat a top 25 10k for every one

    Win 20 games 10 k

    Win the belt regular seaon 25 k

    Win the belt tourney 25k

    Win a ncaa tournament game 10k

    Make it to sweet 16 15 k

    Elite 8. 25 k

    Final 4 40k

    Win a NC 60 K
    Interesting concept there and some good suggestions. However we all know that much of a drastic decrease in base salary won't even be considered. In fact it won't even cross the minds of the decision makers.

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    There is no doubt that we have the resources to do this compared to our conference peers. With Marlin's contract extension, I'm curious to see if it pays dividends in the next few years with a tournament appearance.


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    It wasn't that long ago (in fact, it wasn't long after our NCAA tournament appearances) that some on this board made it clear regular season accomplishments were critical. Louisiana Tech, a school that hasn't made an NCAA appearance in 27 years, was actually held up as an example by those folks because they had some very good regular seasons.

    After winning a conference championship this past season and scoring 27 wins, some of those same people wanted Marlin fired because we dared to lose a game in the conference tournament. They now use the "one NCAA appearance in eight years" as their reasoning.

    Bob Marlin is the head coach. He's going to get a contract extension. That is due, in part, to finishing toward the top of the league in four of the last five seasons. It is also due, in part, to reaching the conference tournament semifinals in three of the last five years. It is also due, in part, to continued success in the classroom.

    When Coach Marlin made his "it all comes down to three days in March" comment, people on this board vilified him and talked about regular season success. And, to reiterate, some of those same people pooh poohed 27 wins because there was a blip during three days in March.

    Those particular people will always find things to complain about as long as Bob Marlin is coaching here.


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    Quote Originally Posted by talktomewillis View Post
    It wasn't that long ago (in fact, it wasn't long after our NCAA tournament appearances) that some on this board made it clear regular season accomplishments were critical. Louisiana Tech, a school that hasn't made an NCAA appearance in 27 years, was actually held up as an example by those folks because they had some very good regular seasons.

    After winning a conference championship this past season and scoring 27 wins, some of those same people wanted Marlin fired because we dared to lose a game in the conference tournament. They now use the "one NCAA appearance in eight years" as their reasoning.

    Bob Marlin is the head coach. He's going to get a contract extension. That is due, in part, to finishing toward the top of the league in four of the last five seasons. It is also due, in part, to reaching the conference tournament semifinals in three of the last five years. It is also due, in part, to continued success in the classroom.

    When Coach Marlin made his "it all comes down to three days in March" comment, people on this board vilified him and talked about regular season success. And, to reiterate, some of those same people pooh poohed 27 wins because there was a blip during three days in March.

    Those particular people will always find things to complain about as long as Bob Marlin is coaching here.
    I would say that I'm okay with Dr. Maggard negotiating a contract extension for Coach Marlin, that is more incentive based, lowers the buyout, gives more clarity on the loosely defined language " finishing toward the top of the league" and allows him to go out and recruit without concern of the discussion of commitment to his program. All changes were necessary because of the contract language agreed upon by his predecessor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by talktomewillis View Post
    It wasn't that long ago (in fact, it wasn't long after our NCAA tournament appearances) that some on this board made it clear regular season accomplishments were critical. Louisiana Tech, a school that hasn't made an NCAA appearance in 27 years, was actually held up as an example by those folks because they had some very good regular seasons.

    After winning a conference championship this past season and scoring 27 wins, some of those same people wanted Marlin fired because we dared to lose a game in the conference tournament. They now use the "one NCAA appearance in eight years" as their reasoning.

    Bob Marlin is the head coach. He's going to get a contract extension. That is due, in part, to finishing toward the top of the league in four of the last five seasons. It is also due, in part, to reaching the conference tournament semifinals in three of the last five years. It is also due, in part, to continued success in the classroom.

    When Coach Marlin made his "it all comes down to three days in March" comment, people on this board vilified him and talked about regular season success. And, to reiterate, some of those same people pooh poohed 27 wins because there was a blip during three days in March.

    Those particular people will always find things to complain about as long as Bob Marlin is coaching here.
    That is due, in part, to finishing toward the top of the league in four of the last five seasons. It is also due, in part, to reaching the conference tournament semifinals in three of the last five years. It is also due, in part, to continued success in the classroom."

    While all that is true, I would say it has even more to do with the FUTURE he has built for this program. This wasn't a "one and done" season. We have high level recruits and redshirts coming in that will be able to step up and perform at the same high level for the next few years.

    Marlin deserves every penny of that new contract.

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    Quote Originally Posted by talktomewillis View Post
    It wasn't that long ago (in fact, it wasn't long after our NCAA tournament appearances) that some on this board made it clear regular season accomplishments were critical. Louisiana Tech, a school that hasn't made an NCAA appearance in 27 years, was actually held up as an example by those folks because they had some very good regular seasons.

    After winning a conference championship this past season and scoring 27 wins, some of those same people wanted Marlin fired because we dared to lose a game in the conference tournament. They now use the "one NCAA appearance in eight years" as their reasoning.

    Bob Marlin is the head coach. He's going to get a contract extension. That is due, in part, to finishing toward the top of the league in four of the last five seasons. It is also due, in part, to reaching the conference tournament semifinals in three of the last five years. It is also due, in part, to continued success in the classroom.

    When Coach Marlin made his "it all comes down to three days in March" comment, people on this board vilified him and talked about regular season success. And, to reiterate, some of those same people pooh poohed 27 wins because there was a blip during three days in March.

    Those particular people will always find things to complain about as long as Bob Marlin is coaching here.
    Personally, I think an incentive-based contract is justified. And I love the fact that we are winning ~20 games. It's definitely improved since he first arrived here in 2010. So then the question comes, where do we go from here? Do we continue this track with no tournament appearances?

    I love the fact that he runs a clean program, and the guys that play for him are all good guys who stay out of trouble. I've gotten the chance to meet a few of them. But eventually, we won't be able to set the bar to where we want to go as a program just by having a bunch of good kids in the classroom and finishing in the top half of our conference. It's an ongoing evolution process to where eventually, tournament appearances will be demanded. This past year was definitely a great start on where we want to go. The question is whether or not we would be able to continue that track and not take a step back.

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    hopefully the extension has no buy out and is just for show for recruiting

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