It was widely reported last summer that USC hired coach Kennedy Pola away from the Tennessee Titans’ staff just prior to summer camp. Former Tennessee Titans head coach, Jim Fischer, berated USC head coach, Lane Kiffin, for his hiring practices and failing to contact him before hiring coach Pola. Ultimately, the Tennessee Titans were left without a running backs coach and did not fill the position. Obviously, the Tennessee Titans were less than impressed and filed suit against USC. After several months of litigation, the parties resolved their dispute in an undisclosed agreement.
As the basketball coaching carousel winds down, this brings up an interesting argument. When should institutions of higher learning enforce their agreements?