I like Branch. I like Coleman. I don’t know Pop. I just don’t feel these 3 take OSU to that top 3 national spot. We need to swing big. $300k isn’t that much money to get us back to prominence. Anyone in the wrestling world besides Cael and Brands would love to take over OSU wrestling. It has slowly wilted. Needs a big overhaul of excitement. Daton winning 3 silvers has crushed our national momentum chances we had. Left bad tastes each tournament. DC is from Louisiana I would bet $ he would jump all over that head coaching job! That’s a Yankees job. He can always go back to the UFC or his gym or his HS to coach. Taking the reigns from John and giving us an international boost is what we need.
Our competitors are paying considerably more anyways....
Per Hawk Central, the seven-year deal for Hawkeyes’ head coach Tom Brands will net him the following annual base salaries:
- $550,000 for the ’22-23 season
- $625,000 for ’23-24
- $700,000 for ’24-25
- $725,000 for ’25-26
- $750,000 for ’26-27
- $775,000 for ’27-28
- $800,000 for ’28-29