You knew this was coming after the baseball team's bittersweet showing in Omaha, but David Perno got a new five year contract worth $2.25 million. I'm still disappointed over the way the CWS ended for us, but it was time that Perno got a new deal. He's led us in three trips to Omaha and captured two SEC championships. There was no excuse for him being in the lower third of SEC baseball coach salaries. Even if you think Perno is overrated and under-performing, it's difficult to argue with the results he has produced. His consistency has been the only legitimate knock.
He'll need the security of this deal next year when we will likely struggle with starting pitching.