Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Loss to Sun Devils Cost Stoops $80,000
How much did you drop last Saturday on Arizona? The Wildcats were rolling entering their game against rival Arizona State, which was staggering after a loss to UCLA and ready to fire Dirk Koetter. So you laid the small number and took the Wildcats to cover at home. And guess what happened? The Sun Devils left Tucson a 28-14 winner. Yea, it hurt, and you spent the rest of the weekend chasing to get even, but imagine how Arizona coach Mike Stoops must feel. The loss not only cost his team a bowl game, but Stoops missed out on $80,000 in performance bonuses. Stoops, in his third season, would have received an extra $30,000 for finishing 7-5, according to his contract. And a berth in a non-BCS bowl game would have added another $50,000. Stoops will still hit several other bonus clauses that could add about $120,000 to his $650,000 base salary, which is enough to have a good time at the Wiz's favorite Tucson watering hole, Dirtbag's, or his favorite steakhouse, Li'l Abner's.
Posted by dawizofodds at 1:51 AM