13.Mar.2012 Pac-12 Revenue Windfall
Something that hasn't been mentioned is that people (and hence Universities) tend to lead lifestyles that match their income. You don't see Donald Trump or Bill Gates driving Chevettes, you know?
Well, this afternoon I came across an article saying Kyle Wittingham gave his DC a $225,000 raise. But that's not it. He gave his OC a $105,000 raise. Tosh Lupoi received a $340,000 increase to move to Washington. Mike Leach got 2 mil from Washington State. Keith Heyward probably got 100k more.
You can see the pattern.
Point being, coaches will be after these windfall profits. OSU didn't pay Keith Heyward, and he moved on. Expect to see more musical chairs as coaches follow the money. This is a normal phenomena and natural human behavior, but realize that while 22mil seems like a lot, it will go fast if everyone expects their cut. I suppose Riley's 1mil salary is his one benefit. Probably a good "value" that should allow the AD to focus on building/projects.