Dodds has been wielding power since 1981, so he's a different cat. But look at the other Big 12 athletic directors. You'll see master's and doctorate degrees. You'll see fundraising expertise.
Take a look:
TCU's Chris Del Conte is by far the lowest paid as of last year with a $115,639 salary, but moved his school from the Mountain West to the Big 12. He rose through the process, but helped land $90 million at Rice through a "Vision for the Second Century Campaign."
One exception might be Oklahoma State's Mike Holder, a former golf coach. But all he did as a fundraiser was land $165 million from school alum T. Boone Pickens.
So it will be interesting to see how Luck is handled at WVU. His boss, university president Jim Clements, recently received approval for a raise to $775,000 a year.
It wouldn't be shocking to see one for Luck far behind.
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