Buckle up Cowboy fans - it's about to get bumpy in GIA.
We have just confirmed that Travis Ford received a contract extension Wednesday afternoon that will keep him in Stillwater through 2022. The extension will increase his yearly salary from $2.6 million to $3.1 million a year, making him the third highest paid coach in the Big 12 conference behind Bill Self (KU) and Bob Huggins (WVU).
The news comes as a shock to Cowboy fans who just learned yesterday that Ford would not be fired by the university.
Let's take a look at Ford's numbers while at OSU.
|Year||Overall||Conference||Standing||Postseason||Highest Conference Win Streak||Highest Conference Loss Streak|
|2008-2009||23-12||9-7 .||T-4th||Lost in 2nd Round (NCAA)||6||2|
|2009-2010||22-11||9-7 .||T-6th||Lost in 1st Round (NCAA)||3||3|
|2010-2011||20-13||6-10 .||9th||Lost in 2nd Round (NIT)||2||4|
|2012-2013||24-9||13-5||3rd||Lost in 1st Round (NCAA)||7||1|
|2013-2014||21-13||8-10 .||8th||Lost in 1st Round (NCAA)||4||7|
|2014-2015||18-14||8-10 .||T-6th||Lost in 1st Round (NCAA)||3||4
The numbers speak for themselves as they show that Ford hasn't had the enormous success that many fans hoped that he would. But regardless, with the support of Boone Pickens and the clear support of AD, Mike Holder, Ford is here to stay for seven more seasons.
For me personally, it puzzles me how a man can go from nearly losing his job to receiving an extension the next day.
For other Cowboy fans, I am sure this seems like a nightmare scenario and for those folks I have some good news...
Ford has not received an extension, at least to our knowledge. Hopefully this gave you a good laugh and reminds you to not believe anyone or anything today!