There have been a couple of newspaper articles addressing some topics that don't fit in the categories threads that currently exist and I thought maybe a new thread would give them some traction. Besides, I cannot stand it that the quitting the BYU thread seems to be the most active right now. I wish that thread would just go away.
The increase in season ticket prices.
Hill makes some interesting comments:
1 - the cost of stadium improvements should be shared by all ticket purchasers, not just the Crimson Club members. Hence the $2 per ticket surcharge for facilities.
2 - the cost of providing the increase in scholarship costs is what required the increase in Crimson Club fees and the addition of those fees to the premium bleachers. I am guessing that they did not do this, but they should have provided a window of time for those in the premium bleachers to indicate that they would move to a non-donation area and also given people with tickets in the non-donation area the opportunity to opt into the premium bleachers. There may have not been a 1 for 1 situation, but it would have been an option. I have 2 seats in the non-donation area and I would have exchanged those seats the premium bleachers.
Football Staff Salaries increase: http://www.sltrib.com/blogs/uofuspor...alary-pool-for
ARod and Harding almost doubled their salaries.
It sounds like there are now 3 two year assistant coaching positions (as opposed to 2) and the other 6 are all on one-year deals. It doesn't indicate how those are being divided and I guess that is up to Whit. My guess is that ARod and Harding and probably Pease, but it could be Scalley or Ericksen. I watched this a little as staff information was released nationally. I think we are a little behind the 8 ball nationally as it seems many places offer 3 year deals. It is unclear what the practice is in the PAC 12.
Utah's overall assistant pool has increased a little over $1 mil per year. Last year we were 38th nationally and 7 of 10 amongst public schools in the PAC.