The big news over the night is a story coming from the sports by brooks website that says University of Kentucky Athletics Director, Mitch Barnhart, is one of 3 final candidates for the Kansas AD job.
What is surprising in the whole matter is that he is currently salaried at $475,000 plus bonuses. Retiring Kansas AD Lew Perkins made upwards of $4 million dollars in in his final year at Kansas, it’s said his stated salary was $800k/yr and the rest of his earnings were bonuses achieved. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’d love to make $475,000 dollars a year, but being eligible for a $4m raise? If that is the case then more power to Mitch and his family, go for it!
Personally, I don’t see Mitch going anywhere, much less Kansas. If he wants a raise the university will likely vote to keep him here and grant him one. Now, when a new University President is named that might be a complete oversight.