We need to find a really good phrase to describe this trend of ratcheting salaries every off season:
Texas A&M officials would not discuss the terms of the new deal or say when an announcement might come. The 47-year-old coach makes about $1.25 million a year, but two Texas newspapers, citing unidentified sources, reported the new deal could be worth between $1.6 million and $2 million a year.
Texas A&M spokesman Alan Cannon declined to comment.
The $2 million figure would make Gillispie the highest paid coach in the Big 12, exceeding Rick Barnes’ $1.8 million salary at Texas and Bill Self’s $1.6 million at Kansas.