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McNeese St. Coach Matt Viator


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Will be interesting to see what both Viator and McNeese does to fill out their staffs. Does Viator bring some of his assistants with him or start fresh at UL-M? Does McNeese try to hire from with again as they did with Viator if he doesn't take their replacement choice? What kind recruiting relationships would change?
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It's certainly not a destination job that's for sure. Think I saw where they have had 1 winning season in like 22 years and they just fired the guy who had that season. McNeese fans seem to think that Viator took the job strictly for more money and a better retirement and not necessarily for advancement in the coaching ranks. Numbers I've seen are he will go from a little under $150,000 a year incentives and all (sure thought he'd be making more than that) to around $350,000 a year on a 3 year deal.
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Retirement pay in Louisiana is based on your best three years and number of years in system.Viator has about 30 years in Louisiana system so his retirement pay would more than double in three years.It is based on base state compensation and not add ons by foundations etc.Some Louisiana High School teachers and coaches come to Texas after retirement to teach or coach for similar reasons .About 80% of over double the salary for retirement is worth anyone's consideration.
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I don't understand. McNeese had a great defense and okay offense while SHSU had a great offense and okay defense so he brings the mcNeese OC with him and hires the SHSU DC? Did he get their phone numbers mixed up?

 

Familiarity is my guess. Mike Collins was the DC at McNeese before he went to SHSU for the last 3 seasons so there is history there. My guess would be that the McNeese DC was Viator's first choice but since he was offered the HC position, Viator had to scratch him off his list.

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