Idaho won't pay Robb Akey 1/3 of his salary
Posted by: Pete Roussel on November 5, 2012
Former Idaho head coach Robb Akey says the university cut ties with its coach during the season in part due to financial reasons.
According to the Twin Falls Times-News, Akey was set to receive $105,000 of his roughly $375,000 total compensation at the end of the 2012 season. By being let go with a month of the season remaining, Akey will only receive his base annual salary of $165,796 through the end of 2014 if he does not accept another job.
Akey said, "If I had coached four more games, they would have had to pay me a third of my salary. You lose a third of your salary it affects your ability to feed your family, so it's a little disappointing."
Our sources tell us the Idaho has interest in Humboldt State head coach Rob Smith.
The highlight of Akey's tenure at Idaha was an 8-5 season in 2009. The Vandals won the Humanitarian Bowl that season.
Before becoming the head coach at Idaho, Akey coached at Washington State from 1999 - 2006.
"I know I'm bored to death right now," Akey told the Times-News. "It didn't take long. I don't know how to do nothing."
Idaho is going independent beginning next season.
As it stands, the schedule shapes up like this:
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