The Vols Are About To Pay Kevin Steele An Obscene Amount Of Money For Two Weeks Of Work

According to, Kevin Steele is about to make an obscene amount of money from the University of Tennessee for about two weeks of work as the acting head football coach. Steele was hired January 18 to run the football program on a temporary basis. His guaranteed contract called for two years and $450,000 annually.

Yep, he’s about to get all of that and a flurry of thanks as the Vols program under new leadership send him on his way. New head coach Josh Heupel and new GM Danny White have opted not to retain the defensive coordinator, leaving the school with a contract to pay.

Back in January, however, the Vols were singing a different tune:

“Although he only recently joined the Volunteers, he has the right leadership experience, having been a former head coach at Baylor and defensive coordinator at Auburn. He also served as the interim head coach at Auburn and is widely considered a top recruiter,” Tennessee Chancellor Donde Plowman said. “Coach Steele has deep Volunteer roots, having played here and coached here in the past. We will give him the support he needs to keep the program moving forward toward success.”

At least they kept their word and gave “him the support he needs.”

Steele will also make an additional $2 million per year from Auburn over the next two years as part of his termination on a guaranteed contract. Add it all up and Steele is set to make $2.9 million over the next two years for sitting on his couch.

Not bad work if you can get it.

Written by Joe Kinsey

I'm an Ohio guy, born in Dayton, who roots for Ohio State and can handle you guys destroying the Buckeyes, Urban Meyer and everything associated with Columbus.


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  1. With the monumental challenge of recruiting Tennessee, you would think keeping the Steel around would be wise. I suppose the Florida gang thinks they can poach the pickings of troubled youts from the sunshine state to make it a go? With one of the if not THE biggest recruiting budget in the conference, one could use a little edge. We’ll see how this works out.

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