Yeah but they didn't start paying him the big bucks until after he proved he was a legit coach. You don't pay a coach that kind of money unless he's a proven winner at a P5 level, and that type of coach isn't coming here anytime soon. It's better for UConn to identify the right coach, spend theoney available to provide him the tools/resources they need to win, and once they are producing consistent winning seasons, open up the check book to keep them or use the buyout money to get the next coach.If a dam commuter school like Cincinnati can pony up $3.5 million for a head coach and a great one at that, then we can too. UConn and the state of Connecticut can’t screw up this hire, and they know it. If they get the guy Benedict wants, they can pay that easily. The payoff for the school and the state is enormous if they succeed. It wasn’t that long ago that everyone noted that Calhoun made more than the Governor and everyone on the Boneyard tried to justify it, now everyone on the Boneyard is all ot a sudden penny pinching.