This morning’s news that Hawaii coach Gib Arnold is about to be given a three-year extension (plus the possibility of one more year) is sure to turn some heads, given its timing.
UH leadership felt it could not wait on it, even with the resolution of the NCAA investigation still pending.
This breakdown is this: Arnold’s one rollover season from his previous contract is being honored. Tacking on the three years carries him through 2017-18, and he could push it to 2018-19 if he hits one of six performance benchmarks. What those benchmarks are isn’t yet known to us. Neither is the specific contract language that might allow UH to separate itself from its coach if the NCAA sanctions are severe.
In the meantime, this is a big win for the Arnold camp.
What do you think about it? Are you for or against the extension right now?