Former San Diego State coach and current Kansas offensive coordinator Chuck Long got out from under the auctioneer's gavel last week when he unloaded his dwelling in Poway, Calif., for $850,000.
Long quit making payments in August on the four-bedroom home that he purchased in 2007 for $1.368 million. On Nov. 23, a notice of default was filed in San Diego County and the property was to be auctioned in a trustee's sale on Wednesday.
But the lender accepted a short sale and the auction was canceled, according to Brent Schrotenboer of the San Diego Union-Tribune.
Long had a 9-27 record in three seasons as Aztec coach before he was reassigned in November 2008. He still had two years left on his contract and after settlement talks went nowhere, the university paid him $715,000 in 2009 to do "projects and analysis."
San Diego State's financial burden was lessened in December 2009 when Long was hired by Kansas' Turner Gill. Kansas paid Long $350,000 in 2010 and San Diego State picked up $365,900 to complete terms of its five-year deal.
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