The big question raised today was, will the University spend a lot of money to find a high profile coach, or will they budget for less and take an assistant head coach.
When Frank Haith started coaching for Mizzou three years ago, his salary was a little over one million dollars per year.
Right before Mike Anderson left for Arkansas, Mizzou offered Anderson two million dollars to stay.
Today, sources told ESPN that Tulsa will be paying Haith $1.8 million dollars.
This is reportedly twice as much as former head coach, Danny Manning, was paid at Tulsa before he left for Wake Forrest.
Athletic director, Mike Alden, was asked, "Will Mizzou budget more money for a high profile coach?"
He said,"We're very pleased with the growth of our budget at Mizzou and certainly always want to continue to grow higher, but we also want to be responsible."
This is the fourth head coach Mizzou has had in fifteen years.
Before that Norm Stewart was head coach for thirty-two years.