Since the salary of Clay Helton was in the news Monday, and there is always talk of a about this buyout, let’s look at what USC would pay for some other coaches:
Cincinnati coach Luke Fickell has a $3.5 million buyout.
Iowa State coach Matt Campbell has a $4 million buyout.
Minnesota coach P.J. Fleck has a $4.5 million buyout.
These buyouts are pretty similar. The only dumb buyout is USC’s because Helton would probably be owed more than $10 million if fired after this season.
Thanks, Lynn Swann. Thanks, Max Nikias.
So it’s still $15 million in buyouts for Helton and the new coach before you start paying the new coach at USC.
But if you can pay Lindsay Gottlieb $1 million, than you can play $15 million to make a football change.
- Palaie Gaoteote is reportedly considering Ohio State.
I find this to be an intriguing option because after an indifferent career at USC, Gaoteote might look like a different player with proper coaching.