Mussman contract extended as UND begins Big Sky play
Posted 03 July 2012 - 09:54 AM
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Posted 03 July 2012 - 10:16 AM
If you want a good laugh go read some of the comments on his article on gfherald.com . Bunch of real sports geniuses over there
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Posted 05 July 2012 - 03:37 PM
At the very least Faison wants recruits to see a coach that could be there and current players to see that he supports Mussman at most Faison likes what he sees
Posted 06 July 2012 - 10:38 AM
That may be true, but I think he deserves to see these last two recruiting classes play out. When this extension is up, the 2 most recent recruiting classes will have just finished their redshirt senior and redshirt junior seasons. They will also be the first two classes to play entirely outside the transition (except any true freshmen from this last season). I think that's a fair point to evaluate his D1 coaching worth. I may be more patient than most fans and even a lot of athletic directors, but I would rather give him his shot than risk hiring a new guy who flops while Mussman has success elsewhere.
Posted 06 July 2012 - 11:10 AM
IMO, it's an apples to oranges comparison to compare what Muss and Jones make to what long-time coaches like Stieg, Glenn and Boots make. Muss will be making about $15k more than what Meierkort made last year. Had anybody other than Glenn taken the USD job, I suspect his salary would have been less than $115k. If Stieg left and SDSU promoted an assistant, would he make more than $115k? Doubtful.
A far more valid comparison would be what UND pays Brewster compared to the new hire at USD. I'm guessing Brewster is making significantly more.
Posted 06 July 2012 - 11:14 AM
Yeah, a Nike deal or even an Under Armour deal would be great; however, I'm wondering how that would affect the hockey team. Would Nike or UA require the hockey team to wear their uniforms also? I'm not even sure if UA makes hockey uniforms but obviously Nike does.
Posted 06 July 2012 - 11:15 AM
If any of the other coaches have the success that Hakstol and the hockey program have had, their salaries will go way up. You can't just pay your coaches more and expect success to follow, it's the other way around.
Posted 06 July 2012 - 11:18 AM
BC wears UA uniforms in hockey. If we are successful as a whole in the Big Sky next year you can bet we'll have a deal shortly. How much is left on the Reebok contract for hockey?