The Tulsa World reported that Mike Gundy is the state’s second higest paid employee, second only to Bob Stoops. I think the lady with the mustache at the tag agency on 97th and Riverside is a close third.
Gundy already made $150,000 by Feb. 27. We hear he bought a Camaro, three 24K gold chains, a Scotty Cameron putter, a Chia Gundy (only available now in Taiwan) and lots of gel. LOTS of gel.
Of course, the bookworms come out when its announced a towel-snapping jock is pulling down millions.
From the World’s story:
But Andrew Zimbalist, economics professor at Smith College in Massachusetts, called the coaches’ market “artificial and trumped up.”
Zimbalist said that some collegiate coaches earn almost as much as professional coaches, even though pro teams make millions more than their collegiate counterparts.
He added that many coaches would continue to coach even if their salaries were slashed.
“The guys don’t earn salaries that are justified economically,” Zimbalist said.
Calm down, Andy. Take off your tweed jacket, stroke your beard hiding your chinless profile and enjoy a glass of warm tea. Sure, coaches would still coach if they weren’t paid that much. But they wouldn’t work 18 hour days or give a crap if they lost. And if someone is willing to pay it, they’re seeing a return on their investment. All these colleges paying multi-million dollar salaries aren’t doing so to waste money. So go edit your research piece that no one will read and wait on the next call from some intrepid reporter looking for “the other side” to a news story who naturally calls some scholar because they know they’ll be waiting by the phone penciling in their arm hairs and slapping TA’s on the buttcheeks. Male and female.
If everyone could do it, they wouldn’t pay them that much. For examples, see: Blake, John