The problem is he’s not locking Mullen up at current market value, though. If Mullen gets a new contract with more money in June 2020 let’s say and then he wins the SEC this coming season, he’ll promptly get a brand new contract with even more money & more years (from a higher baseline than his original deal) to replace the June 2020 contract. If he falls flat on his face what does it matter...he just got a new deal. The solution is to not renegotiate just yet. If Mullen doesn’t like it, his only recourse is to leave and he’d do that anyway, contract issues aside, if he really wanted to go elsewhere. His other option is to win something under his current deal and then get a deserved raise. Bottom line is the coaches will keep getting overly inflated deals so long as administrators make stupid decisions.