The University of Florida paid big money to lure Dan Mullen away from Mississippi State, and then flew him and his family in on a private jet.
According to Edgar Thompson of the Orlando Sentinel, Mullen will earn $6 million per year and has a $12 million buyout clause in his new contract with the school.
Dan Mullen contract terms: $6 million annually over six seasons. UF has a $12 million buyout if let Mullen go, while Mullen would pay $2 million to get out of deal.
— Edgar Thompson (@osgators) November 27, 2017
While fans and players might be excited about this development, at least one person who teaches at Florida isn’t exactly jumping for joy about it all.
Michael McDonald, whose Twitter bio reads, “Associate Professor at the University of Florida who specializes in American elections,” appears to be quite peeved about the financial commitment the school is allocating for its new coach.
All you need to know about higher education priorities:@UF's new football couch is traveling to Gainesville on a private jet
I've been forced out of my office for months due to mold issues from hurricane water damage https://t.co/VTkHO85G8G
— Michael McDonald (@ElectProject) November 27, 2017
It’s hard not to feel a bit bad for McDonald, and any fellow professors at the university who might be dealing with similar circumstances.
But this just goes to show how much of a big business college football is. According to the Orlando Sentinel, FSU brought in $113.8 million in 2015-16 in athletic revenue, which is a staggering amount.