Originally Posted by Hoosier Red
I'd think that would have to be written into the contract. Something along the lines of "If another school calls to discuss coaching situation, you are required to inform the university of said contact within XYZ Hours and have XYZ days to make a decision."
Tack on a big addition to the buyout for failure to follow this procedure.
The only downside is unless every school did it, I don't think many coaches would agree to it.
It is that way for professional head coaches like the NFL and MLB. The Red Sox couldn't talk contract with John Farrell unless the Blue Jays OK'd it. I don't see why college contracts are handled differently