How much? wrote:
Big names did pursue ND wrote:
Sparks got the job by default, but that is okay, he has the job and all of you don't. But don't think for a second that multiple nationally ranked head coaches did not pursue the job. They did. But very quickly everyone knew that for whatever reason the Notre Dame administration decided to lowball the position. This is an embarrassment. A athletic department that is flush with cash could have had a nice salary for both head coach and assistants. And yes, Sparks is known through the coaching profession as a negative recruiter and backstabber. That goes way back to his early days. Coach Garnham is incredibly talented, and for Sparks to can him just an example of how he does not know the art of being a head coach. Notre Dame will not return to the level they did during Coach Piane's tenure and sink into the dark deep hole.
When you say lowball--what are we talking about? 150? 125?
And if the HC is around those numbers, what are the assistants making?
Sadly lower than your guesstimates. True embarrassment.
Associate near 70k and assistants far below that.