Bzdelik to pay CU $500,000?

If you’re upset with Jeff Bzdelik for leaving Colorado I don’t blame you.

Next season could have been special had he stuck it out in Boulder for one more year.

But you have to admit that the now former CU head coach and new Wake Forest head coach left the program in much better shape than he found it.

Bzdelik demanded that the athletic department upgrade its facilities and CU has delivered with a new weight room, new basketball offices, a new locker room, a new floor and a groundbreaking ceremony for new practice facility.

Truth be told, Bzdelik went out and raised a lot of money on his own for some of these projects.

And now it sounds like he will be sending CU a check for $500,000.

According to an Associated Press report from Winston-Salem, N.C., Bzdelik is responsible for the $500,000 buyout of his CU contract.

“We do not pay buyouts,” Wake Forest athletic director Ron Wellman told the AP.

Mike Bohn will be meeting with the media at 4 p.m. today. Stay tuned.

About ryan

Ryan Thorburn has been a sports writer at the Camera since 2000. He covered the Denver Broncos beat for eight seasons (2000-2007). For the last six years Ryan has been covering the University of Colorado athletic department, including beat writing duties on men's basketball and column writing on football.
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2 Responses to Bzdelik to pay CU $500,000?

  1. Kyle says:

    I don't have to agree with that. The AD built the facilities. Patton got the Buffs to tournaments and left Colorado with talented post players who were promptly run off.

  2. MacDaddyWatch says:

    Jeff did CU a big favor by unloading a handful of incompetent, misfit, stumble-bum players that he inherited.

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