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CU football: Buffs set to pay Leavitt $500,000 a year

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  1. RSSBot

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    By Kyle Ringo

    BuffZone.com Writer

    The University of Colorado has made new defensive coordinator Jim Leavitt the highest-paid assistant coach in school history.

    Originally posted by Daily Camera
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  2. Daaah

    Daaah Club Member Club Member

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    Is that less than expected?
     
  3. Darth Snow

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    seems bout right.
     
  4. nolabuff

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    Considering TT is paying Gibbs 550k and Durkin is pushing 900k, it's one more reason to give this hire an A+.
     
  5. Idot Buff

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    Thought it would be more, actually....
     
  6. HotRack

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    :stupid:
     
  7. Idot Buff

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    Just sayin....

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  8. HotRack

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    Seemed appropriate.
     
  9. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Fair deal.

    Baer was making $457.5k.

    More than Lindgren's $455k.

    UCLA's DC Jeff Ulbrich made $510k last year. Raiders just hired him away. That was the 6th highest assistant salary in the Pac-12 (privates didn't report, so no USC or Stanford). http://sports.usatoday.com/ncaa/salaries/football/assistant
     
  10. SD Buff

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    Would have thought he'd command more as well. Great deal for CU

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  11. Idot Buff

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    I have to disagree... Leavitt is a huge upgrade in terms of experience and reputation versus Baer. Rick did a phenomenal job in getting Leavitt for $500k.
     
  12. Jerome

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    Anyone know how much was he making in the NFL? Seems like we got him at a fair price, probably a little lower than I expected.
     
  13. Idot Buff

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    Bennett from Baylor is making $900K per year? Are you kidding me? Leavitt is worth $700K minimum.
     
  14. sliderNcider

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    That's a smacking deal.
     
  15. absinthe

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    sunshine pumper
     
  16. White_Rabbit

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    Thought it would've been a lot more actually. And he'd have been worth a lot more.
     
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    I thought it would be much more. DC salaries are skyrocketing and he has plenty of experience.
     
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    I wonder what the details are? Maybe there are some sweet incentives ontop of that 500k


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  19. TimmyDUBs

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    better than a stick in the eye . . . for all parties.
     
  20. Val

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    So impressed with the program right now.


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  21. aik

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    If the full terms of the deal hit the media I'd like to see what the incentives are. The starting deal ups the school's DC salary without giving a ridiculous amount up front for having shown nothing on the field. I am confident Leavitt will earn that first year and the pot will sweeten.
     
  22. Uncle Ken

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    Valdez is happy. Syko is happy. Well **** then, I'm happy too.
     
  23. Val

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    It's been a looooooong loooooooooong time. Too long.

    Go Buffs!


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  24. Uncle Ken

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    He once made a crappy KSU defense number one nationally, in just two years.
     
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    Seems like JL gave us a sweetheart deal. Now, ask yourself why he would do that. :smile2:
     
  26. aik

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    Yes, at the same time Pac-12 football in 2015 is a different game and as a CU fan I'm in wait and see mode. Love the hire based on name cache so far. Just cautious.
     
  27. Uncle Ken

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    Not to go all 'Tini on you, but his last job makes me believe he gets the modern game.
     
  28. Idot Buff

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    Ask hotrack. Apparently he believes that those of us who think we received a bargain are stupid.
     
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  29. aik

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    It's fair. His last team had linebackers though.
     
  30. sackman

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    Bargain.
     

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