Originally Posted by Scrap Irony
I realize big-time athletics is dirty), but $200,000 is a crapload of cash.
Sadly, I'd have believed $20,000 easily.
The timing, as others have mentioned, also make this a curious move.
I agree. If Auburn were throwing out $200,000 they'd have nabbed someone better than a JC quarterback. I realize Newton's been great, but there isn't a single person in the land that thought he'd be this good. College boosters don't pay $200,000 for maybe
If they had $200,000 to spend on a guy who might be great, they'd have been able to pay for more than defensive coordinator with a losing record at Iowa State to be their head coach.