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And more than twice what our coach makes.

Mason needs to get its collective head out of its a** pronto. No joke, if Tony walks because the administration won’t stop with its typical foot-dragging bullshit, I’m done.
I was more making the point that UMass’s financial commitment to basketball doesn’t line up with their reasoning for joining the MAC. Seems like they’d be better served to allocate some of that to their shitty football program that’s 0-8 vs the MAC the past 3 years.

Regarding Mason, I wouldn’t mind seeing a one year extension for Tony, but not seeing it (to date) doesn’t really bother me. Still has 4 years left on his deal. Go win 22-23 games next season and I’d fully expect to see something.
 

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I was more making the point that UMass’s financial commitment to basketball doesn’t line up with their reasoning for joining the MAC. Seems like they’d be better served to allocate some of that to their shitty football program that’s 0-8 vs the MAC the past 3 years.

Regarding Mason, I wouldn’t mind seeing a one year extension for Tony, but not seeing it (to date) doesn’t really bother me. Still has 4 years left on his deal. Go win 22-23 games next season and I’d fully expect to see something.

Does a dominant program in the MAC guarantee an NCAA bid and what is the financial and non-financial profits to that?
 

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I was more making the point that UMass’s financial commitment to basketball doesn’t line up with their reasoning for joining the MAC. Seems like they’d be better served to allocate some of that to their shitty football program that’s 0-8 vs the MAC the past 3 years.

Regarding Mason, I wouldn’t mind seeing a one year extension for Tony, but not seeing it (to date) doesn’t really bother me. Still has 4 years left on his deal. Go win 22-23 games next season and I’d fully expect to see something.
It seems the UMass administration has rightly concluded that non-P5 football is a pointless money pit and they’ll try to squeeze what they can out of it in the MAC, while investing heavily in the sport where they have a chance to compete on the highest stage.

As for Mason, the symbolic value of giving an extension to the face of the university goes well beyond simply adding a year to his contract. It says you’re our guy and we’re all-in behind you. Not to much to ask for one of our own.
 

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I was more making the point that UMass’s financial commitment to basketball doesn’t line up with their reasoning for joining the MAC. Seems like they’d be better served to allocate some of that to their shitty football program that’s 0-8 vs the MAC the past 3 years.

Regarding Mason, I wouldn’t mind seeing a one year extension for Tony, but not seeing it (to date) doesn’t really bother me. Still has 4 years left on his deal. Go win 22-23 games next season and I’d fully expect to see something.
I understand and see the point that there’s no “rush” for the extension for Tony.

But considering what he did in year 1, I’d much rather us get ahead of it than finish year 2 and it becomes some reactionary fire drill.

My worry is the same as @gmujim92. We have a special year or another solid season, Tony walks because he doesn’t feel appreciated at our last gasp fire drill offer. I’m concerned we are going down the same road and nothing ever f**king changes.
 

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It seems the UMass administration has rightly concluded that non-P5 football is a pointless money pit and they’ll try to squeeze what they can out of it in the MAC, while investing heavily in the sport where they have a chance to compete on the highest stage.

As for Mason, the symbolic value of giving an extension to the face of the university goes well beyond simply adding a year to his contract. It says you’re our guy and we’re all-in behind you. Not to much to ask for one of our own.
I believe UMass’s decision to join the MAC was made with the exact opposite intentions. They joined a conference so they could try to elevate their football program. The massive investment in basketball after the decision to severely downgrade conferences is odd in my opinion, but that can be the end of the UMass talk in this thread.

Perhaps the key stakeholders within the athletics/university community have already made efforts to show Tony he’s our guy. One key difference this time around is that our HC actually has an AD he can talk to. Again, I’d be happy if an extension were announced tomorrow, but I can also see the criteria for an extension being greater than winning 20 games.
 

gmujim92

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I believe UMass’s decision to join the MAC was made with the exact opposite intentions. They joined a conference so they could try to elevate their football program. The massive investment in basketball after the decision to severely downgrade conferences is odd in my opinion, but that can be the end of the UMass talk in this thread.

Perhaps the key stakeholders within the athletics/university community have already made efforts to show Tony he’s our guy. One key difference this time around is that our HC actually has an AD he can talk to. Again, I’d be happy if an extension were announced tomorrow, but I can also see the criteria for an extension being greater than winning 20 games.
I promise I’m going to drop this now, but not before gifting all of you with some prose courtesy of Jackie Chiles: Sometimes if you wait, it turns out you’re too late.

Let’s not be late on this one.
 

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Congrats to Tony Skinn, one of our own on his contract extension


Well deserved and really happy that Mason did this to show commitment to both staffs.
No idea as to value of the transfer class ranking of #57 in evanmiya.com indicated in the gomason announcement, but the same website lists us at 4th in the A10:
 

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No idea as to value of the transfer class ranking of #57 in evanmiya.com indicated in the gomason announcement, but the same website lists us at 4th in the A10:
Great to see. Also great to see that Providence was 60th so we beat them on that.
 
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