Anthony Grant's World--Update

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I see Grant signed three incoming players for The Tide in 2009: a three star guard [former VCU bound], a three star center, and a three star forward.

Also, from the item pulled below, I see Anthony will be able to make his mortgage payments in Tuscaloosa just fine. Notice the University of Alabama's gymnatics coach, Sarah Patterson, makes what our new VCU men's BB coach makes (see last sentence).

I enjoy following this thread, and VCU BB. I also give what I can to VCU's men's bb fund--hope you will too?
"Building Victories One Dollar at a Time"

[Source: Tuscaloosa News]
As for Grant, he was hired from Virginia Commonwealth University and paid a $50,000 signing bonus when he was hired at Alabama in March. UA also paid a $240,000 buyout to VCU.
The contract contains a buyout clause for both Grant and UA. If Grant is terminated without cause, UA will owe $1 million per year remaining on the contract, while Grant will owe either $245,000 (his base salary) multiplied by the number of years remaining on his contract or $1 million, whichever is greater.
Grant was able to negotiate a higher buyout from UA after signing a letter of agreement when he was hired in March. The buyout in that document called for UA to pay his base salary for the remainder of the contract if he was terminated for cause.
Other incentives in Grant’s contract include the following bonuses: $250,000 for winning a national championship, $200,000 for making it to the Final Four, $100,000 for making it to the Elite Eight, $50,000 for a Sweet 16 appearance, $50,000 for national coach of the year award, $25,000 for SEC coach of the year, $25,000 for making the NCAA Tournament, $25,000 for winning the regular-season SEC championship, $15,000 for winning the SEC Western Division and $25,00 for academic performance.
In other business, trustees extended the contract for gymnastics coach Sarah Patterson three years through the end of the 2014 season. Her salary will remain $300,000.
 
Meanwhile, Nick Saban is GUARANTEED 8 million a year, with the ability to make an additional 700-800k a year in bowl incentives alone.
 
RamJamFan said:
[Source: Tuscaloosa News]
As for Grant, he was hired from Virginia Commonwealth University and paid a $50,000 signing bonus when he was hired at Alabama in March. UA also paid a $240,000 buyout to VCU.

Does this mean we won't be playing UA or do we get the coin and games?
 
Honestly, I am not sure what playing a program like Alabama does for us. I'd rather have the $ and use it to help renovate the Stu.
 
Rambunctious said:
Honestly, I am not sure what playing a program like Alabama does for us. I'd rather have the $ and use it to help renovate the Stu.


Does more than a win vs any other OOC team(sans OU) would for us

If played right we can get more $$ off a home and home with Bama then we could with the money
 
We aren't playing them in football. VCU has a better rep for basketball right now than Alabama.

I work with someone who is an Alabama alum and they swear that the priority at Alabama is, and always will be, football, gymnastics, then basketball.

I hope we get the money.
 
I believe the $240,000 buy out is in addition to the home and home series. That is the money to buy out his VCU contract, not to buy out the series.
 
Rambunctious said:
We aren't playing them in football. VCU has a better rep for basketball right now than Alabama.

I work with someone who is an Alabama alum and they swear that the priority at Alabama is, and always will be, football, gymnastics, then basketball.

I hope we get the money.

Why not play them? We would get more money and more exposure and possibly a good enough win to push us off the bubble into the tourny if need be. Honestly if we took a buyout for any other reason besides Grant won't come and play us.

But lets be real VCU needs all the scheduling help we can get. Outside of the bracket buster and coaching buyouts we havent had a good team come in for a H&H in forever
 
VCU needs to adopt the "we will play you anywhere at anytime" mentality...its the only way we are going to get the majors to play us. There is no more hope of H&H series.

VCUBeatstduke
 
VCUBeatsduke said:
VCU needs to adopt the "we will play you anywhere at anytime" mentality...its the only way we are going to get the majors to play us. There is no more hope of H&H series.

VCUBeatstduke

+1
 
VCUBeatsduke said:
VCU needs to adopt the "we will play you anywhere at anytime" mentality...its the only way we are going to get the majors to play us. There is no more hope of H&H series.

VCUBeatstduke

I understand your logic but look what that has done for some teams like Longwood. They play anyone anywhere and lose them all.

Winning cures all. I mean look at what VT football did for a number of years by playing a weak non-conference schedule and then winning one or two big games here and there and the next thing you know they are a constant top 25 team.

We need to get into a H&H with a couple of BCS teams located in a recruiting area, but we should not sell our souls to play multiple big schools on the road in the same season. How would it look if we played Duke, UNC, Kanasas, Oklahoma, Xavier and say UCLA and lost all of them in the same year? We would be seen on national tv losing.

I prefer to play competitive teams that are willing for a H&H series, because we will win most of the home games. Mix in a few easy ones and strong conf play and we win 20 games again and have a shot at NCAAs and NITs.
 
getSmart said:
VCUBeatsduke said:
VCU needs to adopt the "we will play you anywhere at anytime" mentality...its the only way we are going to get the majors to play us. There is no more hope of H&H series.

VCUBeatstduke

I understand your logic but look what that has done for some teams like Longwood. They play anyone anywhere and lose them all.

Winning cures all. I mean look at what VT football did for a number of years by playing a weak non-conference schedule and then winning one or two big games here and there and the next thing you know they are a constant top 25 team.

We need to get into a H&H with a couple of BCS teams located in a recruiting area, but we should not sell our souls to play multiple big schools on the road in the same season. How would it look if we played Duke, UNC, Kanasas, Oklahoma, Xavier and say UCLA and lost all of them in the same year? We would be seen on national tv losing.

I prefer to play competitive teams that are willing for a H&H series, because we will win most of the home games. Mix in a few easy ones and strong conf play and we win 20 games again and have a shot at NCAAs and NITs.


Nobody is saying go the MEAC route and play nothing but money games in your OOC. But we should atleast do one a year. Even if we lose we get a check and a chance to play an opponent that will more than likely be better than anybody else we play all year
 
Nobody is saying go the MEAC route and play nothing but money games in your OOC. But we should atleast do one a year. Even if we lose we get a check and a chance to play an opponent that will more than likely be better than anybody else we play all year[/quote]

Exactly right - VCU is NEVER going to be at the high major level unless we take a game or two every year. I look at it this way...I would much rather play UNC/Florida the first game of the year than a Citadel, or a Bethune Cookman. I think its great for the players and it helps us to become a stronger team.

2 games every season...Come on Norwood!

VCUBeatsduke
 
Exactly right - VCU is NEVER going to be at the high major level unless we take a game or two every year. I look at it this way...I would much rather play UNC/Florida the first game of the year than a Citadel, or a Bethune Cookman. I think its great for the players and it helps us to become a stronger team.

2 games every season...Come on Norwood!

VCUBeatsduke

I'm not sure about the first game of the year. These games are very important for building confidence for underclassmen, and even underclassmen expected to step up and fill some big shoes.
 
Playing Bethune Cookman makes little sense in my opinion. There are other better known teams that we can play to build our confidence rather than this college. This game is the low point in our schedule.
 
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