Utah State Football Coach: Comments, Fired, Salary 2021

Utah State football coach Blake Anderson has apologized for telling his players it “has never been more glamorized to be the victim” of sexual assault.

Utah State Football Coach: Comments, Fired, Salary 2021

Comments:

Utah State coach Blake Anderson apologized on Friday after he was caught on a recording telling his players earlier this year that it “has never been more glamorized to be the victim” of sexual assault.

The university launched an investigation into the comments on Thursday, which surfaced after a recording published by the Salt Lake Tribune and mentioned in a Title IX lawsuit filed against the school by a student.

Anderson warned players that they are “way more at risk” of being accused of sexual assault because they are athletes, and said that being a victim of sexual assault has “never been more talked about in the news right now.”

Fired:

Gary Lee Andersen is an American football coach who was most recently head football coach at Utah State University. Andersen has also been the head football coach of Southern Utah, Wisconsin, and Oregon State.

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Salary 2021:

Utah State Football Coach: Comments, Fired, Salary 2021

Utah State
Year School Total Pay
2021 Utah State $1,000,000
2020 Arkansas State $787,857
2019 Arkansas State $825,182
2018 Arkansas State $825,000

New Utah State coach Blake Anderson’s offer letter is for five years, ending Dec. 31, 2025, with a total annual compensation that starts at $1 million and reaches $1.1M in 2025.

Highest-paid coaches fired in 2021:

Ed Orgeron, LSU – $9.01 million salary.

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