CORVALLIS– Less than 1 Day after Wayne Tinkles Oregon State stafflanded dedications from three elite Course of 2015 recruits, information surfaced that Tinkles predecessor has actually discovered work.
Former Beavers mens basketball coach Craig Robinson is joining ESPN, according to U.S.A Todays The Big Lead. He will supposedly bypass the Gameday set and serve primarily as a studio expert.
Robinsons new job represents yet another win for a budget-strapped athletic department.
OSU, which finished 2013 about $2 million at a loss, has actually been utilizing pro-rated month-to-month installments to pay off the $4.2 million that continued to be on Robinsons agreement when he was fired in May after 6 Beavers periods.
Robinsons OSU contract required that he make sensibleclear up and attentive efforts to get work if fired. It also specified that a new task would free the university of paying off Robinsons agreement unless he makes less with his new company than he stood to make at OSU. Because case, the Beavers monetary obligation to Robinson will certainly reduce on a monthly basis equivalent to what he is receiving in his brand-new job.
Though information of Robinsons ESPN contract are not yet known, he likely will make less than the $930,000 he wouldve earned in Corvallis this year. Still, his profession in front of the camera figures to reduce the financial problem of an athletic department currently paying Tinkles $800,000 yearly base wage.
It may not receive the buzz of Tuesdays historic recruiting haul, but athletic department officials are certainly delighted Robinson has@ ConnOregonian