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SS: Because I love it here. My wife loves it here. We have players we really enjoy being around. Somebody said once that you shouldn't run away from happiness. That's some advice I took.
DP: Aren't you afraid you may not get calls in the future and have to act now?
SS: Not at all.
DP: But it must have been tough given the money that's out there.
SS: If the motivation was financial, I certainly would have left. If you ask any coach around the country why they got into coaching, I think very few of them would say it was for the money. If I ever got to the point where I was scared [opportunities] might not be there in the future, then I probably shouldn't be doing this because you never want to make a decision out of fear.
DP: You must have heard the rumors about you and the Illinois vacancy. How long is your contract?
SS: Eight years.
DP: Eight years with an out?
SS: That's the nature of contracts in sports. But I love it here. I'm locked into our team.
DP: How does your current team compare with last season's squad?