Craig Smith's Contract Extension

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Craig Smith's Contract Extension

Post by treesap32 » March 13th, 2021, 12:29 pm

USUStats has obtained a copy of Craig Smith's contract extension (which actually came as two amendments made over the last 2 years).

https://www.usustats.com/blog/2021/03/1 ... extension/

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Re: Craig Smith's Contract Extension

Post by ineptimusprime » March 13th, 2021, 12:54 pm

Sure seems like Craig Smith is not long for the USU world with the buyout getting whittled down like it is. That is chump change for a big program.



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Re: Craig Smith's Contract Extension

Post by 2004AG » March 13th, 2021, 12:57 pm

ineptimusprime wrote:
March 13th, 2021, 12:54 pm
Sure seems like Craig Smith is not long for the USU world with the buyout getting whittled down like it is. That is chump change for a big program.
But he LOVES Utah State.

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Re: Craig Smith's Contract Extension

Post by flying_scotsman2.0 » March 13th, 2021, 1:05 pm

Sounds like we’ll keep upping his contract every year tho, so the buyout will be somewhere between 1-2M if he leaves. That seems fair. None of us expected to him to stay forever (but we can hope...), not fair to give him an unrealistic buyout. We need to keep improving as a program to be more attractive to coaches. Smith has done more than what we have paid him, so we should be grateful we’re heading in the right direction.
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Re: Craig Smith's Contract Extension

Post by oleblu111 » March 13th, 2021, 1:30 pm

flying_scotsman2.0 wrote:
March 13th, 2021, 1:05 pm
Sounds like we’ll keep upping his contract every year tho, so the buyout will be somewhere between 1-2M if he leaves. That seems fair. None of us expected to him to stay forever (but we can hope...), not fair to give him an unrealistic buyout. We need to keep improving as a program to be more attractive to coaches. Smith has done more than what we have paid him, so we should be grateful we’re heading in the right direction.
Of course he would never sign a unrealistic buy out, and if you do not get a extension signed well it is goodbye real soon.
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Re: Craig Smith's Contract Extension

Post by Aggie84025 » March 13th, 2021, 1:34 pm

flying_scotsman2.0 wrote:
March 13th, 2021, 1:05 pm
Sounds like we’ll keep upping his contract every year tho, so the buyout will be somewhere between 1-2M if he leaves. That seems fair. None of us expected to him to stay forever (but we can hope...), not fair to give him an unrealistic buyout. We need to keep improving as a program to be more attractive to coaches. Smith has done more than what we have paid him, so we should be grateful we’re heading in the right direction.
Exactly, Smith has the leverage as he should based on the results. He is a very driven man probably dreams of making a run at a national championship. I cannot fault him he decides to leave for a higher job that is 2-3 times the pay. Let's just enjoy the ride. Either way the program is in good shape. If he comes back great, if not he has elevated the program to a better situation and we can get a good coach to keep this rolling.
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Re: Craig Smith's Contract Extension

Post by CedarAg » March 14th, 2021, 3:57 pm

I hope he thinks he can win a national championship at USU. I believe.
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Re: Craig Smith's Contract Extension

Post by 3rdGenAggie » March 14th, 2021, 4:44 pm

Teams have closer to negative leverage than just no leverage in these things. Getting a million bucks when he leaves would be great.


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Re: Craig Smith's Contract Extension

Post by 3rdGenAggie » March 14th, 2021, 4:47 pm

So, with an automatic extension for NCAA bids clause, does that mean his contract now goes through the 26-27 season?


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Re: Craig Smith's Contract Extension

Post by Aggie84025 » March 14th, 2021, 4:49 pm

3rdGenAggie wrote:
March 14th, 2021, 4:47 pm
So, with an automatic extension for NCAA bids clause, does that mean his contract now goes through the 26-27 season?
per the contract I believe that is correct.
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