December 8, 2010 by staff
Dan Mullen, Mississippi State athletic director Scott Stricklin plans to sit down with Coach Dan Mullen in the near future to discuss a new contract and could be an agreement that will eventually bump his salary from the cellar of the Southeastern conference.
Mullen, once again, was at the bottom of the conference’s base salary for 2010, according to figures published by the newspaper USA Today on Tuesday night. Mullen and 1.2 million salaries were nearly 500,000 and less than its closest competition in the standings, Joker Phillips, Kentucky. The national average among FBS schools and 120 is 1.36 million, according to USA Today.
Vanderbilt, a private university, has not provided documentation and was not included in the report by USA Today. Even if Vanderbilt had provided information, it would not matter. Robbie Caldwell has since taken the road and the Commodores are in the process of hiring a new coach.
Stricklin suggested that wages for these coaches in the past (Sylvester Croom and Jackie Sherrill) at MSU was not crammed with their brethren in the SEC because of supply and demand. Now that the state has a hot commodity on its hands, Stricklin may have to cough up the dough. Mullen is one of the main targets of Miami for his creation of new jobs, according to reports in South Florida.
“I do not know if it is a function of” can not “as much as I think we were in line with what the market dictated in the past,” Stricklin said last week. “I do not know if we have already lost a coach because of wages and I doubt we ever will. I believe that our key financial figures will always put ourselves in the kind of position we need to be”
Mullen received a contract extension in February 2013. Stricklin plans to sit down with Mullen and soon offered a new contract for four years until 2014. State law does not allow contracts over four years.
“The only director I spoke to a university’s football coach is Scott Stricklin,” Mullen said Sunday. “Right now we are working on what we hope may be an agreement that suits all and enjoy our program is going in the right direction – the direction it goes now for us – in the long term. There are many great things, I think we can do here … I want to accomplish here at the State Mississippi. I intend to be the head coach here for a long time. ”
SEC coaches salaries in 2010
Nick Saban, Alabama – and 5,997,349 ($ 700,000 maximum bonus)
Urban Meyer, Florida – 4,010,000 ($ 575,000 maximum bonus)
Gene Chizik, Auburn – and 2,100,000 ($ 1,500,000 maximum bonus)
Miles, LSU – and 3905000 ($ 400,000 maximum bonus)
Mark Richt, Georgia – and 2,937,740 ($ 600,000 maximum bonus)
Bobby Petrino, Arkansas – and 2.713 million ($ 475,000 maximum bonus)
Houston Nutt, Ole Miss – and 2509000 (N / A maximum bonus)
Derek Dooley, Tennessee – and 2,121,391 ($ 475,000 maximum bonus)
Steve Spurrier, South Carolina – and 2,032,500 ($ 1,000,000 maximum bonus)
Joker Phillips, Kentucky – and 1,706,600 ($ 1,105,000 maximum bonus)
Dan Mullen, the State of Mississippi – and 1208295 (N / A maximum bonus)
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