Saturday, August 30, 2008

What's he got that I don't got?

Besides Mrs Angus and I, a third important person arrived at OU in 1999: Robert LeRoy Stoops. This week the three of us enter our 10th seasons here in Norman. So far though, the OKC newspaper has only seen fit to run a massive retrospective on one of us.

I've published 16 articles, garnered a few hundred citations and directed some dissertations.

Under Stoops-onomics, "the athletic budget has grown by average of $5.2 million a year and has turned a profit in every year. In 2007-08, the budget was at a record $69.4 million. Football brought in $30.5 million in direct revenues, mostly from ticket sales, while contributing only $15.2 million in expenses..... Since Stoops' arrival, (annual) advertising and sponsorship revenues have increased from $700,000 to $7 million. Licensing and trademark revenues have gone from $300,000 to $3.2 million."

Wow, no wonder he's the one getting the $3,000,000 bonus for staying 10 years.

Hat Tip to Skip Sauer


Shawn said...

Go Gators. Even as an ex-coach (coachalum?), I still like the guy.

br said...

If its any consolation, I'd pay more to read KPC than I would to attend an OU football game.

Tom said...

Few people place a high value on what's good for them.