In a New York Times article titled “How the Big Ten Got Back to the Top of College Football,” Spencer Fane attorney Bob Lattinville is interviewed about how the Big Ten’s previous lows in football were directly related to its current highs. He mentions that “In 2014, maybe the shine had come off,” he said. “That can be helpful, in the sense that if your fan base’s expectations aren’t out of whack, or your biggest booster isn’t threatening to withhold a check, that’s helpful.”
In addition, in another of their ongoing articles for AthleticDirectorU (ADU), Spencer Fane attorneys Roger Denny and Bob Lattinville recently published “By the Numbers: College Football Coach Payouts.” The article is an analysis of the current amounts due to a coach should he be terminated without cause. As a follow-up to Roger’s and Bob’s coaches’ salary survey published in USA Today last week, the ADU article discusses when payouts to terminated coaches are triggered, and explains their costs and benefits.
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