Red roundup: Boylen's contract hot topic of discussion

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  • pocyUte2 Pocatello, Id
    Feb. 16, 2011 12:38 p.m.

    First of all, with the expanded tv package of the Pac-12 that was renegotiated for next year, Utah will bring in 2 million. That doubles what they would have gotten from the MWC tv deal.

    Second, as mcdugall said, if the deep pockets of the Crimson Club want it done, the money will be there.

    I don't think finances will play that big a roll in the decision.

  • mcdugall Layton, UT
    Feb. 16, 2011 9:07 a.m.

    I think if enough of the Crimson Club elite want a change bad enough they will fund the buyout, that is probably the only chance right now, but look at Giacaletti (sp) they found the funds to buyout his contract.

  • What's up? Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 16, 2011 6:07 a.m.

    The sad part of this is that someone might do it for free and do just as well.

  • ute fan Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 16, 2011 12:30 a.m.

    My very unqualified prediction is that we'll have to put up with Boylen for one more year. Even if you can generalize that the program has money from these additional sources, we've already spent it on Norm Chow. Unless some contributors come forward and help with the buyout, Boylen is staying for at least one more year. While this will likely be attributed to 'giving Boylen time to mature the new inexperienced players', or 'time to finish what [he claims] he started', or some other copout; it will really give the program time to be in a better position to buy out what's left on his contract at that point. And who knows maybe he'll actually have some success next year. I'm extremely doubtful, but what the heck...

  • Veritas Aequitas Fruit Heights, UT
    Feb. 15, 2011 8:28 p.m.

    mcdugall | 7:29 p.m. Feb. 15, 2011
    Layton, UT

    Wow. I read it. Can they afford it?

    They would have to hire a new coach, unless Chris or Hedge, or Uteology offers to do it for free...

    Again, can they afford to waste the money Dr. Hill has already spent?

  • mcdugall Layton, UT
    Feb. 15, 2011 7:29 p.m.

    Veritas Aequitas - Read his contract. If the Utes decide to let him go after July 1 2011, they only owe Boylen 1.5 million, which will be paid over the next three years 500k / yr which the Athletic Deptartment could possibly afford. Also, the PAC 12 deal does come with monies in the initial years. The U will share the pool of money generated by all bowl games and the new PAC 12 championship game, which will at least equal the tv revenue the U gets from the MTN, so the department does have options and money at their disposal.

  • hedgehog Ann Arbor, MI
    Feb. 15, 2011 7:29 p.m.

    "Proud to be considered in his company"

    His? LOL

    KoKo for cocoa puffs

  • Mt Rushmore Arlington, VA
    Feb. 15, 2011 7:04 p.m.

    So the Cowboys can afford to get rid of their coach, but the Utes can't???

    The Utes should have saved their pennies and not wasted it on camo uni's.

  • Veritas Aequitas Fruit Heights, UT
    Feb. 15, 2011 6:19 p.m.

    Proud to be considered in his company...

    Did you have a point???

  • hedgehog Ann Arbor, MI
    Feb. 15, 2011 5:55 p.m.

    Veritas Aequitas,

    your buster is showing.

  • Veritas Aequitas Fruit Heights, UT
    Feb. 15, 2011 4:41 p.m.

    OK, if I may start the conversation.

    Utah cannot "afford" to release Boylen.

    Even though he has proven he cannot recruit locally, cannot recruit talent, and cannot coach the talent he has.

    If he gets talent, he does not utilize them, and they jump ship.

    Every Utah fan agrees.

    Why keep the guy?

    Because the PAC agreement does not give Utah any money.

    So Utah is sucking up losses in revenue, Boylen stays, and gosh darnet, Utah continues to be a losing program....

    What a great time to be a UTE!!!