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re: Cam Akers update! - Martin Blank
I know for sure that Miles'contract had an "including but not limited to" list of things that could get you fired for cause (i.e. no buyout). "(O)ne or more major, significant or repetitive" SEC and/or NCAA violations was definitely on the list. ...
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re: LSU will be hiring a firm to do a national coaching search - Martin Blank
More specifically, so that there can be direct communication with agents and/or coaches that isn't subject to the Freedom of Information Act. Using the search firm prevents reporters from getting negotiation emails, cell phone records and the like. ...
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re: Jimbo contract does not contain the lsu clause in his contract. it was removed - Martin Blank
I haven't had a chance to grind through it either, but that's what I saw. Very broadly worded clause about not looking for jobs that I like to call a "Jack Del Rio" clause, that drops to $3 million on 1/1/17. A PDF to the actual contract can be found on FSU's SB Nation site: [link=(http://www....
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re: If not a Toyota 4runner then what? - Martin Blank
I just pulled the trigger on a used '15 Limited. I found that there was almost no price difference among '13, '14 or '15, and from about 30k to 50k the mileage didn't matter either. Mine had 40k on it, and my backup choice was a '14 with 52k miles on it that was actually $600 more by the time I purc...
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re: According to Guilbeau, buy out is half of what is believed? - Martin Blank
Thanks. A nearly as I can tell from a quick glance, the money from all of his sources (state, radio/TV, TAF, etc) is paid monthly on the last business day of the month. Looks like this year the last business day of December 2016 is Friday the 30th. Given that my guess is his date of termination, if ...
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re: According to Guilbeau, buy out is half of what is believed? - Martin Blank
I can't recreate GG's math but let's face it - if he could do math or read a contract he wouldn't be a small time local sportswriter. My math is the same as yours as to a firing in 2016. $12.9 million minus the $4.3 he's paid this year is $8.6 million. It's also payable monthly over twice the num...
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re: Les Miles still favored to remain coach through end of season - Martin Blank
There is an offset for his current salary, and the buyout figure itself doesn't change until after the 2017 season so there is no difference firing him tomorrow, or 14 months from now. The starting figure is $12.9 million from now til 12/31/17, offset by what he's paid in season. So after he is paid...
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re: Anyone have access to black book values for used cars? - Martin Blank
You would think so, but they're barely budging on the price. Makes me think that either carguymatt is right and the floor plan interest on this vehicle isn't very high, or that they just have so much $$$ sunk into this 4Runner that they have a hard number they have to get to break even. Good ne...
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re: CHC 8/29: Cubs 8 Pirates 7 | Final/13 | Cubs Win!!!! - Martin Blank
Dwight Smith is the only acceptable answer here. ...
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re: Anyone have access to black book values for used cars? - Martin Blank
I think this may be what I'm running into a bit. Some of these NOLA dealers may be keeping their powder dry, and hoping that in 4-5 weeks a ton of BTR people will have total loss checks to come spend on a car. Tons of people don't have flood insurance on their house but nearly everyone has comp on t...
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re: Anyone have access to black book values for used cars? - Martin Blank
Thanks carguymatt. Call this one a 2013 CPO with 34k miles on it, in showroom condition (presumably). So if that changes your calculations any, I'm all ears. I hadn't thought about the upside down angle on it, but it seems to me they could make that up crushing some other unsuspecting soul with a...
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re: Anyone have access to black book values for used cars? - Martin Blank
Don't think I want to say the dealership, but it's in the NOLA metro area. I know each dealer is different, but what's the general time frame for getting that car off their lot to an auction to cut their losses? 90 days seems like it would be logical, and that's coming up in September. And if tha...
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re: Anyone have access to black book values for used cars? - Martin Blank
That's one of many reasons I'm looking to pull the trigger now. This internet guy may only need to move one more unit to unlock some sort of bonus he's after. How does the floor plan work on something like a trade-in? I am told the one I'm after is CPO but was an actual trade not an auction vehic...
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Anyone have access to black book values for used cars? - Martin Blank
Am in market for a 2013 4Runner Limited as a flood-replacement vehicle, and as everyone on this board seems to know they hold their resale value extremely well. So I'd like to know what the dealer is likely to have into the vehicle via the black book auction value, and negotiate up from there. IIRC ...
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re: Russo Decommitted from Rutgers - Martin Blank
Old report from Rutgers board with a good rundown of how well Russo did at Elite11: [link=(http://www.onthebanks.com/2015/7/7/8904531/anthony-russo-turns-heads-at-elite-11-finals)]LINK[/link] ...
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re: Good guy gone too soon: LSU Law's Cheney Joseph dies - Martin Blank
I will refer to everyone I meet today as "PeeWee" in his honor. RIP Chaney....
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re: Jimbo and Muschamp NOT "done"....yet - Martin Blank
You're a gentleman and a scholar, sir. Your presence in the world of celebrity blogging is sorely missed. As for the issue of a hypothetical Miles termination date from another poster, I think it's important to note that not every negotiating tactic need actually be acted upon. It need only be ...
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re: Jimbo and Muschamp NOT "done"....yet - Martin Blank
To actually fire him 1/1/16 would not be feasible. But when George Bass starts the bidding at "pay Miles $15 million," the first counter by LSU would be "fine, we'll let you twist in the wind for three weeks while the media crushes your legacy." He'd actually be gone immediately, but termination dat...
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re: Jimbo and Muschamp NOT "done"....yet - Martin Blank
One of many reasons "money isn't an issue" is that the amount paid to Les will probably be closer to $7.5 million than it is $15 million. LSU can play super hardball and not date his termination til 1/1/16 if they want. That reduces the buyout to $12.9 million right there, so that's the ceiling on L...
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re: What's taking Michigan so long? - Martin Blank
Thanks. Any chance you have a link to the new one? USAToday doesn't include PDF's of the contracts in their database anymore. ...
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