I'd guess more than that, but I don't know U of I's endowment spending policy. Of course that isn't what the Richmonds donated, just like the Smith family that has their name on the football center didn't pay for the whole thing. Looking at U of I foundation website, minimum gift to name a deanship is $5M.Depends on the assumptions you use. My back of the envelope says ~$54M
I agree. I believe it was Second and Chalmers who bemoaned the lack of continuity between Underwoods SFA and Oklahoma St. staffs and his crew at Illinois. Bringing Gentry back is excellent. I wonder if Walker's role is a non-recruiting role, since usually only the Assistant Coaches can recruit off-campus. I think it also sets Jamal up for finding a new job elsewhere, and having it feel more like a transition rather than either a firing, or him jumping ship.
I'm guessing maybe they just covered the difference between what we were paying and the new salary... so maybe more in the $10M-$20M but either way, if you're going to put your name on the coaching position, you'd think you'd get an announcement.Depends on the assumptions you use. My back of the envelope says ~$54M