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Grimes may have taken a huge paycut, but with his retention bonus in 2015, he will go from $265,000 this year, from July 2013 to June 2014 (foggy math due to mid year raise and any $$ he receives from an Auburn buyout) and then in the year from July 2014 to June 2015, Grimes will make $315,000 with the retention bonus.
So, yes that is much less than $400,000. BUT, for VT to commit those types of numbers to an OL coach is very encouraging. Remember that Stiney as OC was making maybe $365,000 or something like that. And Grimes will be making $315,000 in his 2nd year as OL coach.
Also, Stiney took a pay cut, but we are still paying heavy money to a TE coach and Recruiting Coordinator. (And we should be paying big money to a guy who can bring talent in like Stiney)
For VT, I think this is a step up. $400k to an OC, $315k (with retention bonus) to an OL coach in year 2, $300k to a TE coach and recruiting coordinator.
Also, how many coaches that get fired while making top dollar, get other jobs making equal pay? I would say very few except some of the top head coaches with extensive experience. These guys are making good money, but it is in a much more stable atmosphere. Being able to count on years 2, 3 and 4 has to factor in heavily when making these decisions. I'm sure they know they are locked in here for at least 4 years, if they choose to stay. They made bigger money at Auburn, but just one bad year 2 years removed from a National Title and they are toast.
This post was edited by hokieZ71 15 months ago
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