- Aug 26, 2011
I know Lustig is really well respected as a ST coach but perhaps we weren’t getting enough out of WR and Recruiting to justify keeping increasing his price tag?
I find it hard to believe Vandy made an offer we couldnt match when we have shown the willingness and ability to bump everyone’s comp plus the 9 figures we are pumping into the program.
I have a hunch this has more to do with Sterling needing something else on offense
Also, maybe Lustig wants to become an OC as his next step and since he was just passed over (like Standard last year) he felt his upward mobility here was limited.
Anyways, lots of theories but I just doubt we wouldn't match Vandy if that is all it took
I don't find it difficult to believe Vandy could/would out-spend SU on assistant coaches' salary.
They have a lot of cash (not just SEC money).
Also, define "match Vandy."
Even if SU matched salary Lustig would still make significantly more moving out of NY (no income tax in TN).