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The LSU athletic department has announced salary reductions and canceled bonuses for some staff members and coaches, along with several layoffs in the department due to an expected $80 million dollar shortfall in their budget. Per The Advocate:
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In a statement, the LSU athletic department said it expects to lose $80 million in revenue. As a result, LSU announced department-wide reductions in compensation. Staff earning above $80,000 are subject to a 5% salary decrease in 2021, the athletic department won’t give bonuses to coaches and staff for one year and LSU will only approve new positions, promotions, salary adjustments and position replacements in "essential situations" through June 30, 2023.

Coaches and other employees with contracts have been asked to voluntarily reduce their annual salary by 5% next year. Athletic director Scott Woodward, football coach Ed Orgeron, baseball coach Paul Mainieri and others have agreed to the plan. Reducing Orgeron’s annual base salary of $6 million would create $300,000 for the athletic department.

LSU also eliminated several positions in the athletic department. In a press release, LSU athletics said it made the cuts to “streamline productivity, eliminate redundancies and create efficiencies throughout the department." Read more.
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Maybe BLM can make up the difference with a nice donation.
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Vernonbrew2240 months
LJ
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CDawson40 months
Could not have happened to a nicer bunch of spineless Marxist lovers. Something about reap and sow.
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Hangit40 months
Football funds a shitload of stuff that will have to be cancelled, or have Honor Code come up with the money. Wanting to maintain the male and female Tiddlywinks team does not fund it.
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FATBOY TIGER40 months
You really hate to see it.
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ByUselves40 months
My initial thoughts were, WTF took so long. My final thoughts are, they didn't take enough!
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CanebreakCajun40 months
This made all the socialist penises stand at attention at their full 3 inches.
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Lebowski40 months
Political virus. How long will they play along? Another year of this and would be doubling down on stupid.
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burke98540 months
get woke and go broke...echoed
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luciouslou40 months
Sucks when you can't charge people $18 for some cold nachos
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tigerfan6340 months
Go woke, go broke.
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Jabontik40 months
Thank God they didn't reduce Bo Pelini's salary more than 5%, or he might leave.
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Drew Brews40 months
Basically... "we aren't firing Bo, so stop asking"
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KennabraTiger40 months
Democrats are salivating
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FLObserver40 months
guess all the 80 year old consultants will be looking for work.
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PsychTiger40 months
Firing TigerRee could save them about $350.
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ccomeaux40 months
5% is a joke 25% for top paid coaches would be more in line with what the rest of the world would experience with a 50% failure rate
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Cosmo40 months
6 million for O smh. I thought the binder said he would take less money to but the best coordinators in the land?
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mays40 months
Pssst this one is gonna surprise you. He won the national championship last year. He got a nice raise for it.
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colbyjackcheese40 months
Welp, Pelinis has job security for a couple years. I hope he turns it around anyways. Even if he doesn't, he's here to stay
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irvchilichill140 months
Starting to realize the Rant is soooo political. Pro-Repub. I get it, but damn everything is not bc someone is Dem or Repub. Both parties have extremes. Most people really are independent. The system, "for your vote to count," forces people to choose sides. Dont. And dont feed into the extreme narrative either side spews. Its getting ridiculous how polarizing people are, no more so than reading a thread on TD. Escapism is dying. Cant do anything now without someone bringing up political nonsense when talking about sports. Let players have a voice, its their prerogative, disagree if u must, but dont ridicule, "disown," become dejected about your love for a team, LSU, Pels, Saints, just bc of a const. right to express oneself and their views. Fwiw... Carry on.
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Vernonbrew2240 months
What are you smoking irvchilldill
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