It is perplexing to observe how Mike Hamilton has deflected the media, and loyal fan, firestorm away from him like a non-stick skillet bought on isle 11 during a blue light special.
Mike Hamilton negotiated a deal with Lane Kiffen that, in the corporate business world I was part of many years ago when younger, would have Mike looking for another site of employment. No need for an exit interview by a subordinate staffer. No questions asked. Security escort to the door, with personal belonging being carried inspected. Oh, and don't bother using us as a reference. Ever. In fact, you can expect an unnamed source to leak details of your poor judgement and negotiating skills.
Lane's buyout is, was, to the tune of $ 800,000.
Lane's contract payout in the unfortuanate situation of being fired, or as some say, relieved of duties, was, is, to the tune of $ 7,500,000.
From a simplistic business analysis, the checks and balances were, are, seriously flawed.
Lane's assistant coaches are, were, signed to multiyear agreements. Any wonder on the hesitation of coaches approached ? You're relegated to using coaches you don't know. Probably don't want. And who knows if the assistant coaches care any more. And what of the emotional baggage these assistant coaches present to current players and those recruited by Lane's staff ?
Mike Hamilton has napalmed the Vols football program