Originally Posted by DJ's left nut
How much money can KU give Leach? The Athletic Department is already in debt and they just absorbed a pretty sizable hit when they fired Gill. Most of the donor money is likely going to KU Basketball at this point to boot.
Leach will get some very lucrative offers. A school like UCLA would likely throw a ton of money at him, no? As well as the opportunity to recruit California recruits for his spread.
I know he has a quasi-relationship with your AD and is likely to relish the chance to play Tech every season, but can KU really stay in the financial ballpark if UCLA comes and offers him $3 million+/season? They'll also likely give him a hell of a recruiting budget and more money to pay his assistants than KU could.
I love the guy, more power to you if you get him, but can the finances really work out?
You and this debt thing. The debt you speak of is manageable born out of capital improvements. You'll learn anout this as your school attempts to keep pace in the SEC. The amount of the debt has been paid off ahead of schedule, so don't you worry your black and gold head about it.
UCLA isn't goint to offer 3 million a year and Leach isn't even their top target. This is all about trying to gain leverage. Not saying KU will get Leach, just that your scenario buys into the leverage Leach wants to create. KU will counter with other candidates and how badly Leach would like to get back into the Big XII and Texas recruiting which is his wheelhouse.
The finances come mostly from boosters, not the university. IOW, boosters have made up the buyout money. So, the university books are largely concerned with what they are paying the next head coach. Don't forget, the new contract begins to kick in as well, so these revenue problems you're so concerned for us about aren't nearly as bad I believe you hope they are.