Mullens and Schill give coaches permanent raises to make up for temporary Covid cuts

4/25/2021: When it comes to the Duck athletic budget nothing surprises me, certainly not the news that the 10% paycuts for coaches that President Schill announced last year were a sham.

James Crepea has the story in the Oregonian:

All of Oregon’s returning assistant football coaches received new contracts this offseason.

Offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead, receivers coach Bryan McClendon and cornerbacks coach Rod Chance all signed new deals this winter, according to documents released to The Oregonian/OregonLive in response to a public records request.

Moorhead, who signed a two-year contract for $900,000 last year and was due to earn $1 million this year, is now signed through Jan. 2023 for $1.15 million annually.

McClendon, who was hired in April 2020 to a three-year contract for a prorated $360,000 last year and $400,000 each of the next two years, remains signed through Jan. 2023 and will now earn $515,000 annually.

Chance, who was under contract through Jan. 2022 for $350,000 per year, was extended through Jan. 2023 for $385,000 annually.

4/8/2021: How President Schill scammed the academic budget out of $1.2M for football

Leo Baudhuin has a great story in the Emerald on the long history of our students’ efforts to end their $1.7M payment to Duck Athletics for “free” football and basketball tickets, here.

They finally succeeded this year. So President Schill turned around and gave the athletic department another $1.2M from licensing revenue – money that has historically been split 50/50 between the athletic and academic budgets:

Instead of replacing the ASUO agreement with a similar mandatory fee, Schill proposed a plan to provide students with 5,000 season tickets for a discounted fee of $100 — a price consistent with that of a “Pac-12 Package” for football under the most recent ASUO and athletics agreement. Schill said he will subsidize the agreement by paying athletics $1.2 million out of UO’s licensing revenue.

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One Response to Mullens and Schill give coaches permanent raises to make up for temporary Covid cuts

  1. Compulsory Pessimist says:
  2. thedude says:

    So while the union is paused on bargaining about salaries, they’re going to be sure to empty the well to claim there’s no money at all for raises.

  3. Nobody says:

    I’d like to say I’m shocked by this latest outrage, but I’m not. What would it take to get PERS excluded to college athletic staff? Seriously. I’m sure they thought they’d quietly pilfer the money from a bond fund they knew they were not supposed to use.