SDSU coach Brady Hoke without formal contract


Posted by ESPN.com's Graham Watson
The San Diego Union-Tribune is reporting that new San Diego State head coach Brady Hoke has yet to sign a formal contract with the school.

Hoke agreed in principle to a five-year deal reportedly worth $800,000 per year back in December and signed a memo of understanding that ran down compensation and incentives.

The memo states that it will serve as Hoke's contract if a formal contract is not drafted and signed within 60 calendar days.

The San Diego Union-Tribune published some of the memo, which read, in part:

"While these terms are contingent upon our executing an employment contract, I trust that every reasonable effort will be made to mutually conclude that process within 60 calendar days of your start date."

The memo was signed by both Hoke and SDSU athletic director Jeff Schemmel.

One glaring omission in the memo is a termination clause by either party. Until recently, San Diego State was still employing and paying former head coach Chuck Long because no termination clause was in his contract.

This is a similar situation to former Kentucky coach Billy Gillispie. Gillispie, who was fired at the end of the past college basketball season, was also working under a memo of understanding and is currently fighting the university for $6 million he claims he's owed.

San Diego State opens fall camp on Monday.