PickSicx Junior Member Joined: Aug 24, 2017 Messages: 3,091 Likes Received: 5,172 Nov 2, 2019 #21 Let's assume your number is correct -- 65 million: 1. Helton's buyout will need to be paid regardless of who you hire. At this point, it's not a matter of if Helton will be fired, but when. So even if you re-hired Sark, you'd still owe Helton. 2. Meyer's contract would be paid for immediately by donors and increased revenue. USC makes 29 million a year from football. There are 18 teams ahead of us on that list. Texas is at the top of that list at 92 million. Oregon makes 40 million a year. Think about that: we are one of the biggest programs out there, and we're settling for a third of what Texas makes. Put a winning coach on the field and we could easily double that, even with our crap TV contract with the stupid Pac 12 network. https://www.athleticscholarships.net/profitable-college-football-programs.htm 3. If USC wins a national championship in the next 5 years, that year alone would bring in huge bucks -- more than 65 million in TV revenue, tickets, concessions, merchandise, and most important, donations. This is the big time. 65 million bucks is nothing. RPBSC, TrojanCampaign, qqqqqqqman and 2 others like this.