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Contract renegotiations

Posted: 10/29/2012 8:32 AM

Contract renegotiations 


As an IU football fan I've NEVER been forced to cross this bridge before with any of our coaches. Well it seems like the time just might be fast approaching Mr. Glass in this regard. If IU beats Iowa on Saturday, which I expect us to, Glass may have to start thinking about contract negotiations with Coach Wilson.

Wilson's upward trajectory and recruiting seem to possibly warrant talking about this, maybe I'm wrong? Wait until next year?
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Posted: 10/29/2012 12:38 PM

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What is Wilson's current contract? I say if they finish on a good note, beating Iowa and Purdue, I say start the talks. I still thinks he deserves it anyways, this team has improved a lot since last year and even quite a bit since the beginning of the season I believe.
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Posted: 10/29/2012 1:27 PM

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Pump the brakes...

We just won our 1st conference game in 2 years, we're under .500, and the only glimmer of hope relative to a conference championship game appearance is rooted in the fact that 2 of our division partners are on probation.

Wilson's contact has 5 more years on it (I believe).  He's making respectable money.  He has free reign of the program.  I get the notion of locking him up before "a better looking girl comes callin."  But if we're talking about adding $ to the contract, I think we're a few years (and a few wins per year) away from that conversation.  If we want to add to his buyout clause in case someone else is interested in him, then fine.  But I can't justify adding $ to his check just yet.
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Posted: 10/29/2012 1:33 PM

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I don't have a clue about his current contract but it wouldn't hurt to beef it up a bit. It's a bridge Glass will have to cross next year for sure. IU looks like it could easily win 7-8 games next year and that will call for some renegotiations.
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Posted: 10/29/2012 2:36 PM

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7-8 wins next year shouldn't be out of the question. I mean we're one play away from being 7-1 this year. Not to mention the Three, possibly 4, 4start defenders coming in next year. The O is great as it is, the D is our weakness and with those 4 starts coming in, itll be much better.
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Posted: 10/29/2012 2:43 PM

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Well, for those of you with more time than money, here is a link to all 26 pages of Coach Wilson's contract:

http://www.indystar.com/interactive/article/201210 03/SPORTS0601/121003045/Indiana-football-coach-Kev in-Wilson-s-contract-How-much-would-cost-IU-he-s-f ired-


A Cliff Notes version would be helpful.
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Posted: 10/29/2012 3:25 PM

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If IU somehow manages to make it to the BT championship and win it, Wilson will get a $400k bonus - $150k for the BT championship and $250k for making the Rose Bowl.

Plus, he'd likely win BT coach of the year if that happened, which is another $50k.  And  he would likely be in the running for national coach of the year which is another $75k bonus.

Last edited 10/29/2012 3:27 PM by turney333

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Posted: 10/30/2012 9:56 AM

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Waylon, Do you suffer from manic - depression? If we had lost at Illinois you might be calling for Wilson's hide. (remember Ball State and Navy two 'winnable' games we lost?) At this point yes, I am happy with the progress I've seen but it has only gotten us one BT win and some close games in a year where the BT is very down. I love your comments but I would have to say.. relax, get back on your meds, and take a deep breath. Next year (at the earliest) would be the time to Maybe think about contracts. I do enjoy your enthusiasm. cool

Last edited 10/30/2012 10:00 AM by JW1912

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Posted: 10/30/2012 11:28 AM

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Given recent contract extension mistakes around CFB (and internally at IU) and the less than stellar season last year, let's push that until the offseason.

Wilson has some serious momentum especially on the recruiting trail, but there is absolutely no point in making an expensive long term decision on some short term evidence when you don't really have to.

Wait until January, have some time to assess the past/present/future and come a conclusion. Even if an extension is offered, let's keep it in reasonable terms (2 years, 3 years max).

I like Wilson and some of the staff he's brought in, but let's let these things solidify. The team is still finding an identity, it will lose some key seniors but young overall, and they are still very much still transitioning.

Patience.

Last edited 10/30/2012 11:29 AM by XLI2003

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Posted: 10/30/2012 12:32 PM

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I don't think Wilson would have much incentive to up the buyout in his contract unless it included a pay raise or contract extension.

That said, I don't think anything will be done with the contract until at least after next season and that would be if we go bowling.

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Posted: 10/30/2012 12:42 PM

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JW1912 wrote: Waylon, Do you suffer from manic - depression? If we had lost at Illinois you might be calling for Wilson's hide. (remember Ball State and Navy two 'winnable' games we lost?) At this point yes, I am happy with the progress I've seen but it has only gotten us one BT win and some close games in a year where the BT is very down. I love your comments but I would have to say.. relax, get back on your meds, and take a deep breath. Next year (at the earliest) would be the time to Maybe think about contracts. I do enjoy your enthusiasm. cool
You made me laugh out loud, I guess I can be manic. Glass will probaby have to cross that bridge next year, whether I'm manic or not.lol.

Last edited 10/30/2012 12:42 PM by waylonjennings

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Posted: 11/1/2012 2:09 PM

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Waylon, Yes, I am a smart-A and the comment was intended as a joke. I'm glad you enjoyed.. I'm here to serve. Cheers.
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