Kirk Herbstreit weighs in on potential ripple effects from Mel Tucker's rumored contract extension
Kirk Herbstreit has been making the media rounds on Thursday on multiple topics surrounding the B1G and one of them is the rumored massive Mel Tucker extension.
Tucker and the school are reported to be closing in on a monumental extension that would see him earn over $8M per year.
Herbstreit was asked on an ESPN Zoom call about how this deal could affect new deals going forward and brought Ryan Day’s name up.
“No. 1, good for him, No. 2, if you’re Ryan Day’s agent or anybody else’s agent who is an established brand, I’m sure you’re going to call your agent and say ‘Wait a second, we’ve been going here for a while, we’ve been doing that pretty well, if he’s making that, what’s that mean for me?’ So yeah, it’s no different in your business, in our business, or coaching profession,” explained Herbstreit. “If that deal goes through, it will be interesting to see the reaction from agents who represent other coaches.”
Asked Kirk Herbstreit on an ESPN zoom conference how Mel Tucker big $ deal could affect coaches’ contracts going forward: pic.twitter.com/XG8hSZ1TyU
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The coaching carousel is already underway so with this rumored deal appearing close to getting done, it could be interesting to see if some of these other coaches get something similar.