Just kidding. While new Duck football coach Mario Cristobal is obviously very grateful to the Duck football players who lobbied Rob Mullens and got him the job, there is no evidence that he plans to use untraceable cryptocurrency transfers to share even a dime of his $2.5M salary with them.
His contract terms are here. The rumors that he will pay $10K to the family of every student-athlete who takes a concussion that moves him towards his $1.5M bonus ceiling also seem to be completely unsubstantiated.
The tax bill under consideration has a 20% excise tax on salaries over $1 million at non-profits. I had also read (but not seen widely enough reported to know for sure) that the “required donation” tax deduction for sport tickets would also be removed.
Is the likely outcome of these changes more likely to be 1) a tightening of the purse strings in the athletic department, or 2) a movement of Oregon to the ranks of schools that send $5 million+ in general fund dollars to the athletic department to help make multi-million dollar salaries possible?
Another $5M in student tuition money to Rob Mullen’s athletic empire, on top of the $5M he’s already getting?