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RecoverStreet8383

Those corn oligarchs really want a good football team


jlks1959

Cornligarchs.


scottdenis

I am cornoligarc. I need tp for my bunghole.


Luck1492

Wait so is Tepper off the hook for that 34M entirely then?


SackSlapper69

No, because he already coached the team for a few years and earned like half of that contract. $34 mil is just what he had left, to my understanding


-TheDangerZone

So in other words... yes, Tepper is pretty much off the hook for the "vast majority" of the 34M still owed.


NeverSober1900

If this was what they thought by hedging their bet with that contract then why did they keep him for so long? If not having to pay out was so assured what took so long to do the obvious?


DarthLordDonkey

I think they kept him purely because he was known for 3 year rebuilds in college, and Tepper wanted badly for it to work. Kepe in mind that Tepper comes from Pittsburgh where they do not fire head coaches too. Add that to Rhule's first year being the COVID season, and I can understand why he was given a third year. In hindsight it was the wrong call, and I'm not saying I wouldn't have fired him this offseason, but I think that was Tepper's rationale.


Shotgun_Sam

Plus, there is nobody cheaper than a wealthy man - weirdly enough.


Weakbad4545

HoW dO yOu ThInK tHeY gOt ThE mOnEy?


weamz

Meanwhile Belichick will be paying McDaniels minimum wage for 3 years when he becomes a Pats' consultant next year.


GoldenBananas21

No, they’re thinking was they’d hire a good coach. They got lucky that he was a hot commodity in CFB.


newnewyorker03

Not a lot of college coaches successfully make the jump directly into head coaching. good they had insurance


thedeliman1

I'm not sure I understand what Rapoport is reporting. Did Nebraska decide to pay Rhule *instead* of Carolina or in *addition* to Carolina for the next few years?


MeijiHao

Basics Rhule was owed 34 million by Carolina, but a standard clause in these contacts is that if you take another the job the money from the new job offsets what you're owed. Nebraska is paying Rhule as much as Carolina was, so the money Carolina owes him is almost completely offset


thedeliman1

Thank you!


lostacoshermanos

How is it offset? Is Nebraska on the hook for what Carolina had to pay Rhule?


ox_raider

Why not just back end load the deal so the Panthers have to pay up and then you get your money from Nebraska at the end of the new contract?


First_Round_Bust

Because if Rhule didn't like that he could say no. Clearly they wanted Rhule and found a middle ground where they were both comfortable with the deal


ox_raider

Why would Rhule say no? The money up front is the same, it just comes from the Panthers. Then Nebraska could structure the deal to pay him the full $72M at the back end without being offset, so Rhule would see a lot more money.


dhalloffame

Why would nebraska want to pay him a lot more down the line when they don’t even know how he’s performing? Makes no sense to give him an automatic raise in 3-4 years before he’s even coached a game


ox_raider

Easy. It’s $72M guaranteed either way and there’s a thing called the time value of money so it would cost Nebraska less than fair sharing his contract across the years and Rhule banks a lot more because he maximized his NFL contract.


dhalloffame

So to clarify, they were able to get a deal done without spending more money, but they should have spent more money just because. You should reach out to the nebraska AD


aeiou-y

They would be spending the 72 million either way. Rhule would double dip.


cam_huskers

If Nebraska doesn’t pay him a fair AAV for all years, they open themselves up to a lawsuit from CAR. Weird rule, but very much a factor in all of this.


freephilly23

Cause he’s a coach and not a player that you need to finagle the cap for. Coaching contracts are pretty much always even over the life of the contract


SpeeterTeeter

Wish I could be dog shit at my job and get 72m.


jlks1959

Great strategy. Ask the Aggies and Spartans.


grimacetime

He's a cancer. Hopefully husker nation will see this sooner than later.


WitchPursuitThing

Are we really going to ignore the multiple college programs he turned around before going to th NFL?


Theieofb

Temple and Baylor post scandal were two of the greatest turn around of the last couple decades. Rule does a great job of recruiting and establish his culture in college


aeiou-y

Some guys are just meant to be college coaches and not pro coaches.


PM_ME_LADY_ANKLES

He beat Penn State with Temple. He's my favorite college coach to walk this planet.


grimacetime

Only if we ignore all the players he's "used" to do that.


PineappleHour

Nah I think he's just a college level guy with an approach and priorities that work at the college level and don't at the pro level. You can have stupid things like "the brand" and want control over everything if you're a college HC building a program and recruiting teenagers to come play for you, that just doesn't work with grown adults.


Drtsauce

I wonder if he’d have done better at Stanford. BIG10 has bigger powerhouses than the PAC-12.