The University at Buffalo got good news on the football coaching front Tuesday when the University Notre Dame announced it has hired Jeff Quinn as an offensive analyst.
Quinn was fired by UB in October. He posted a 20-36 record in 4 1-2 seasons.
“He’ll be working for us an an analyst on the offensive side of the ball,” Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly told the website UHND.com. “We’ll have a myriad of things he’ll be responsible for and different projects on the offensive side of the ball, which we’ll detail out.”
The hiring will lessen what UB owes Quinn, probably significantly, although it’s not known what Quinn will be paid from Notre Dame.
Quinn’s contract ran through 2017. UB was to owe him his base salary of $250,000 in 2015. Under the terms of the contract, if Quinn found new employment, UB only would owe him the difference between the $250,000 and his compensation at his new job. UB’s obligation to Quinn was to drop to $175,00 next year and $100,000 in 2017, minus whatever he makes at another school.
The new gig is good for Quinn’s career. Most agents do not advise coaching clients to be out of the game after they get fired from a job. Quinn and Kelly are long-time associates. Quinn worked for Kelly at Grand Valley State, Central Michigan and Cincinnati.