Why SEC schools spend big for outside help finding coaches

But nothing fires him up as much as the money. The money schools spend on search firms is obscene, Carr says. He runs an economical search - his biggest expenses for the Georgia search were hotels, a rental car and a dinner at Carrabba’s – and is offended when he sees schools such as Texas spending $267,000 on a search firm for a football hire.

“They aren’t getting their money’s worth nine times out of 10,” Carr says. “That’s insanity to spend that kind of money. Someone could say ‘That’s Carr, he’s small potatoes and that’s just sour grapes,’ and they are entitled to their opinion, but I’ve been doing it for 20 years, and I don’t see it. I think it’s absurd.”

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