So I take it that you dont think the raises were deserved or that he has earned the job for life.....
We've had this discussion, I believe. No. No, I don't believe any such thing. Cost of living raises? Sure. Performance based raises? Not too much based on last year. And no, no job is earned for life. This is not a tenured professorship, it's a coaching job.
I applaud him for running a pretty clean program, having the emphasis he does on academics and graduation, community involvement, that kind of stuff. But last year, we didn't win. People don't buy tickets to see teams lose, especially with the "we do what we do and it works" attitude. Empirical evidence would suggest otherwise.
I believe PInkel is a good coach, and last year was a perfect storm of injuries for us. But for what he's being paid, my expectations are higher for recruiting and the on-field results. HOpe he turns it around this year.