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July 2, 2008

Perno Gets Paid

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.



Quinton

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

well good for mr perno

dawg gone good said...

now when can i get $2.25 million dollars for losing the college world series

nah jk, congrats perno

Anonymous said...

you think perno will use the money to buy porno in plano?

Ally said...

He more than desrved that raise. Congrats to Coach Perno. Just as important, I hope his requests for improvements, at least some of them, are met this year as well.

blackertai said...

Good for him. I think this is long deserved. If anything, I hope this is the start of a bigger commitment from the athletic department towards our baseball program (and hopefully the softball as well). Damon Evans can see what Perno can do with little, let's see what he can do with a lot.

Anonymous said...

Now if only the NCAA would allow for more than 11 scholarships in baseball....

ernest said...

I will take the consistency of a college world series every other year. I know a lot of other programs would love to have his record. Yes they lost the last game, but there were only 2 teams playing on the last day of the season and we were one of them. He is the same coach that coached all the wins that got them there in the first place.

dawgnotdog said...

I hope they take the idea of moving home plate to right field and toss it away.

Anonymous said...

I'll take the 3 CWS during his tenure. I can't imagine the difficulties being a college baseball coach and having to deal with a limited amount of scholarships and the MBL draft. Gotta be tough to balance those in recruiting.
-- Richt-Flair

fisheriesdawg said...

Kudos to Kaltefleiter for finally raising this issue publicly:

http://www.onlineathens.com/stories/070308/baseball_20080703020.shtml

Most people who aren't closely tied into amateur baseball don't even know this is a problem. It would be like telling our football team they had to wear cleats we bought at shoe carnival from now on.

Anonymous said...

Maybe he will take that money and enroll his team into the "win first before you s#$t talk" school. Or use that money to buy tissues for all of the crybaby's on the team. Maybe then, they will treat their opponents with respect!! GO CINDERELLA!! and I hope you win the ESPY.

 
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