Guys, it’s been a long day. I intended to have this up sooner and tried to post audio a while back, but had some technical difficulties.
The cliff notes version is:
— Nutt has agreed to a contract extension.
— He and his assistants will receive raises. Athletics director Pete Boone did not release financial details, but it is believe that Nutt can easily reach $2.85 million next season. Not all of that is base pay.
— Nutt was paid $1.7 milliion this season and said the raise in base pay is less than a million.
— Nutt says there was no contact between himself or his agent and Auburn. “That’s not to say there would not have been, I don’t know, but to answer your question, no.”
— Boone said the hour-long meeting was used much more to discuss how Nutt’s assistants would receive raises than Nutt’s own personal deal. Nutt was given a pool of money to disperse to assistants as he sees fit.
— The contract does not include a no-compete clause that prohibits Nutt from seeking employment at another SEC school.
— More later.