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Hoo Robb

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I didn't say it was right, I said it was smart. Like it or not, most

schools and their athletic departments are run like businesses--out of necessity. There is a reason contracts are negotiated and signed instead of folks shaking hands, and there are not a lot of employees in any industry who would willingly leave a couple of million dollars on the table after being fired because the employee feels they failed to live up to the expectations of the former employer. Most people who get fired probably still have a sense of pride and athletes (probably, in particular) believe in their ability to succeed. I think the overwhelming majority of the same would try to negotiation contracts that maximized the dollars, rather than lamenting anything about the previous employer in lieu of that money.

He clearly underperformed and Stanford paid the price, but UCF gave him a new contract that (Dawkins believes) allows him to collect on his Stanford agreement. Don't think for one second that a school would do the "right" thing and pay a penny more than a contract says they have to pay, even if the coach did an extremely terrific job of guiding the program. It's money. People want to collect it and keep it.

(In response to this post by 3NotchedHoo)

Posted: 04/21/2017 at 10:07AM


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According to Stanford, Dawkins pulled an Al Groh -- confuzionrains 04/21/2017 08:19AM
  There's a contractual fix for this issue -- Chowder 04/21/2017 1:51PM
  Definitely a "meh" for me ** -- NJHoo 04/21/2017 10:52AM
  K's coaching tree is like a cactus... -- Guy Caballero 04/21/2017 10:09AM
  Motivation? Parol Evidence, baby ** -- Plano Hoo 04/21/2017 09:42AM
  As we have seen very easily. ** -- Mg234 04/21/2017 10:24AM
  Still shocking, though. ** -- Guy Caballero 04/21/2017 10:27AM
  Ding ding! ** -- Hoo Robb 04/21/2017 09:34AM
  Interesting circumstances. ** -- SaxonHoo 04/21/2017 09:00AM
  The Guy in the Glass! ** -- ThatDadgumBiscuit 04/21/2017 08:51AM
  He was such a sensitive guy. Misunderstood. ** -- Hoo Robb 04/21/2017 09:02AM
  One with nature.. and the 3-4 defense ** -- ThatDadgumBiscuit 04/21/2017 09:19AM
  And don't forget his pelt-collecting hobby! ** -- ThatDadgumBiscuit 04/21/2017 09:13AM
  Go stick your face in a fan. ** -- SaxonHoo 04/21/2017 09:32AM
  What some people call smart, others call bad faith and immoral. -- Warrior Wahoo Wolverine 04/21/2017 09:17AM
  The contracts say what they say. -- TheManUpstairs 04/21/2017 09:34AM
  Correct. ** -- Hoo Robb 04/21/2017 09:36AM

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