"We weighed the factors involved, including the unique circumstances that developed less than a month before the game, the challenges of the job, the marketplace and his strength as a coach and concluded that this is a reasonable arrangement"The key word there is of course "marketplace."
How do UW-M faculty stack up?
The annual salaries in 2011-2012 of UW-M faculty are:
- Full professor - $114,700
- Associate professor - $87,400
- Assistant professor - $75,900
Alvarez announced that he, the old coach with bad knees, would hobble off the bench and coach these young men in the biggest game of their lives. He's coached in the Rose Bowl before, winning three of them.Greed, inequity, special treatment, lack of proportion. Did someone say "college football"?
You could hear the sigh of relief from Badgers nation. Barry to the rescue. Bucky was smiling.
So far so good, and then Alvarez, smiling wide, took the step that carried him right into the muck of the biggest mud hole around.
He met with the UW Athletic Board and afterward said, "I'm not doing it for free. I'm getting paid 1/12th of the coach's salary, which is fair."