As a 1986 grad of Purdue the whole environment has changed at Purdue. The athletic facilities have almost all been upgraded(Ross-Ade renovation, Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex, Soccer Complex, now a new baseball stadium,along with the Mackey renovation gives us the facilities to compete on a national stage. No will never have 100,000 seat stadium full to the gills which allows those schools to reinvest that money back into salaries and bonuses for coaches. I worked for the athletic dept in the middle 90's and they pay was below what I was worth but the benefits where outstanding. In those days Purdue was about 10 years behind the curve as far as compensation and facilities. This IMHO is all about security and pay for his assts. I have nothing against Ricky Ray for taking a better paying job at Clemson, he earned that right just as I was not upset when Cuonzo left for head job at MO St. I think the instablity that is being shown by the administration is atrocious and the JPC while separate from the university has basis for its letter that it sent out. Maybe its time for some fresh blood in the admin part who recognize the importance of being competitive financially. The days of underpaying coaches and expecting them to stay has flown bye-bye, with revenue generated by BTN we should be able to be competitive financially. I think Purdues athletic program is operated more like business than other institutions run theirs ie IU. Winning doesnt always coincide with outside donations but it sure helps.In the short term it hurts nationally but in the long term it shows that we will step when put in the corner. I believe Matt will stay because he knows what it takes to take us to the next level and if the reports are true about the compensation with all things being equal he will bleed Boiler blood instead of Tiger blood. Boiler UP!!!