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Coaching Contracts

Posted: Tuesday December 23, 2003 3:38PM; Updated: Tuesday December 23, 2003 3:38PM
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USC
Overview
Coach: Pete Carroll
Not Available/private university. Reportedly: $1.2 million


LSU
Overview
Coach: Nick Saban
Length: 5 years . . . commencing Jan. 1, 2002
Total package: $1.5-$2 million
Base salary: $350,000
TV/radio/personal services: $1.15 million
Golf: No
Cars: No
Tidbits: LSU Option Plan entitles coach to annually purchase investment securities with fair market value of $200,000 at discounted price of $100,000 _ though options can't be exercised until December 2006 • If Saban's team wins the BCS national championship, LSU is required within 30 days to renegotiate his contract and "pay him at least $1 more than the highest paid college football coach." • Contract automatically extended another year every January 1 • $1 million payment within 30 days of termination without cause, plus an additional $1 million paid monthly over four years
President: Mark Emmert
Total university compensation: $259,160 [plus $230,000 private compensation]
Perks: Car and housing, plus annual $100,000 retention bonus from private source
Performance Bonuses
Bowl game: $40,000
BCS bowl game: $60,000
Appear in any bowl game as SEC Western Division champ: $75,000
SEC championship game: $75,000
Appear in bowl game as SEC champ: $150,000 (with post-season incentives not to exceed $210,000)
Top 6 among SEC school graduation rates: $25,000 [additional $25,000 if in Top 2]


Oklahoma
Overview
Coach: Bob Stoops
Length: 7 years . . . Jan. 1, 2002 thru Dec. 31, 2009
Total package: $2 million-plus
Base salary: $200,000
TV/radio/personal services: $1.4 million [increased by $100,000 annually]
Golf: Yes
Tidbits: $600,000 annually for appearance and speaking engagement on behalf of OU unrelated to athletics • Forbidden from discussions with potential employer without first providing notice to the university • 20 football tickets • Paid $2.1 million per year remaining on contract if terminated without cause
President: David Boren
Total university compensation: $285,304
Perks: Car and housing allowance
Cars: 2
Performance Bonuses
Big 12 championship game appearance: $37,500
Big 12 championship game victory: $57,500
Non-BCS bowl game: $37,500
BCS bowl game: $75,000
BCS national championship game: $100,000
National championship: $150,000
Top 10 in final BCS national rankings: $50,000
Graduation rate of 70% or better: $10,000
Big 12 coach of the year: $25,000
AP national coach of year: $50,000


Michigan
Overview
Coach: Lloyd Carr
Length: 8 years [through 2008]
Total package: $1-$1.5 million
Base salary: $309,060.26
TV/radio/personal services: $765,000
Golf: Yes
Cars: Yes
Tidbits: $13,000 summer camp income • $155,000 allocated the head coach each July to be divided amongst assistants • Head coaches contributes $50,000 annually to endow a scholarship in his name • Due $2.6 million if fired before 2006; $2 million in 2006-2007; and $1 million in 2007-2008
President: Mary Sue Coleman
Total university compensation: $677,500
Perks: Car and housing


Texas
Overview
Coach: William "Mack" Brown
Length: [Jan. 1, 2002 through Dec. 31, 2011]
Total package: $2 million-plus
Base salary: $480, 173
TV/radio/personal services: $1.3 million
Golf:
Cars: $6,000 annual allowance
Tidbits: $60,000 endowment • $60,000 personal allowance • $300,000 special annual payment • $80,000 summer camp • One-time bonus of $1.6 million on Brown's Aug. 27, 2004, birthday • Termination payment of $2.75 million if fired before Dec. 31, 2005; $2.225 between then and Dec. 31, 2007; and decreasing every year by $500,000
President: Larry Faulkner
Total university compensation: $65,945, plus $187,279 private sources
Perks: $8,400 for car, $78,000 housing allowance, plus $93,000 in deferred compensation
Performance Bonuses
Big 12 championship game victory: $75,000
Non-BCS bowl game: $25,000
BCS bowl game: $50,000
Final AP or USA Today poll: [$100,000 1st; $75,000 2nd or 3rd; $50,000 4th or 5th; $25,000 6th to 10th]


Tennessee
Overview
Coach: Phillip Fulmer
Length: 7 years [through Dec. 31, 2009]
Total package: $1.5-$2 million
Base salary: $225,000
TV/radio/personal services: $1.225 million
Golf: N/A
Cars: N/A
Tidbits: $475,000 retention bonus paid Dec. 31, 2001; and a $1.05 million bonus due Dec. 31, 2006. • If Fulmer resigns prior to Dec. 31, 2003, he owes the university $500,000; and $250,000 prior to Dec. 31, 2004.
President: Joe Johnson [interim]
Total university compensation: $365,000
Perks: Car and housing


Ohio State
Overview
Coach: Jim Tressel
Length: 6 years [Feb. 1, 2003 through Jan. 31, 2009]
Total package: $1.5-$2 million
Base salary: $285,750 [escalating to $405,300 by 2008]
TV/radio/personal services: $420,000 [escalating to $562,548 in 2008]
Golf:
Cars: 2
Tidbits: $335,000 Nike equipment/apparel [escalating to $484,728 in 2008] • Agree to fly coach by private aircraft on recruiting and university business -- jet aircraft on trips at least 200 miles from Columbus • 10 hours personal use of a jet aircraft • Deferred compensation account [forfeited if coach leaves or is fired for cause]: $250,000 credited in 2005 and 2006; $300,000 in 2007; $350,000 in 2008 and 2009; $300,000 in 2010; $250,000 in 2011; $200,000 in 2012 • 10 tickets to home football games [as well as four parking passes] and four to each home basketball game • $10,000 for one annual appearance on behalf of Coca-Cola • At least $5,000 for summer camp • School agrees to renegotiate contract if coach wins a national championship • Parties can extend contract by 3 years no later than March 1, 2006 • Window to entertain job offers from another university between the end of regular season and Jan.2; and end of regular season and Jan. 15 with pro teams • $1.5 million buyout if fired without cause; $700,000 buyout for coach to leave
President: Karen Holbrook
Total university compensation: $512,260
Perks: Two cars and housing
Performance Bonuses
Graduation rates: $30,000 for 50%; $50,000 for 60%; $100,000 for 70%
Percentage of athletes with GPA of 3.0 or above after each quarter: $20,000 per quarter for 40%; $30,000 for 50%; $50,000 for 60%
Percentage of athletes whose GPA increases annually: $10,000 for 70%; $15,000 for 80%; $25,000 for 90%
BCS championship game: $200,000


Kansas State
Overview
Coach: Bill Snyder
Length:
Total package: $1.5-$2 million
Base salary: $204,908
TV/radio/personal services: $1,298,120
Golf: Yes
Cars: Yes
Tidbits: N/A
President: Jon Wefald
Total university compensation: $212,967
Perks: Car and housing


Florida State
Overview
Coach: Bobby Bowden
Length: 5 years [through Jan. 4, 2008]
Total package: $2 million-plus
Base salary: $186,000
TV/radio/personal services: $1.405 million
Golf: Yes
Cars: Yes
Tidbits: $125,000 paid to an annuity in his name every February • When contract was extended five years in August it contained a clause stating that if a disability prevents the coach from performing his duties, as certified by two physicians selected or certified by the university, FSU can terminate the contract with no financial obligation • $250,000 bonus due Jan. 4, 2006, to mark 30th year at FSU • $50,000 bonus paid for surpassing the Paul "Bear" Bryant Division 1-a victory record of 323 wins • Paid $380,000 as part of Nike deal, but can be reduced $75,000 per year if team is on TV ban because of NCAA violations • Agrees to appear at 25 spring booster tour meetings • If fired without case, Bowden is due remaining base salary
President: T.K. Wetherell
Total university compensation: $288,750
Perks: Car and $48,000 housing allowance
Performance Bonuses
BCS national championship game: $100,000
National championship: $175,000
Orange, Sugar, Rose or Fiesta Bowl appearance: Two months bonus
ACC championship: Two months salary
Graduation rate: One weeks salary if rate is 50% to 64%; four weeks if rate is to 79%; six weeks if higher than 80%.


Miami
Overview
Coach: Larry Coker
Not Available/private university. Reportedly: $1.05 million [through 2006]


Georgia
Overview
Coach: Mark Richt
Length: 8 years (July 1, 2003 through Dec. 31, 2010)
Total package: $1.5-$2 million
Base salary: $200,000
TV/radio/personal services: $600,000
Golf: Yes
Cars: 2
Tidbits: $400,000 for equipment endorsements (paid by athletic association • At least $100,000 for operating a football camp (paid by the athletic association) • $3,600 worth of Nike shoes and apparel annually • Entitled to a longevity bonus of $1.6 million if he fulfills the contract • Required to make at least 12 appearances annually before Bulldog clubs throughout the Southeast, as well as devote at least two full days assisting the President in fund-raising • Termination for cause:
President: Michael Adams
Total university compensation: $223,603 [plus $109,000 from private sources]
Perks: Car and housing, plus $15,000 subsistence allowance
Performance Bonuses
SEC Eastern Division championship: $25,000 (or $50,000 for SEC championship)
Non-BCS bowl: $25,000
Top 5 BCS finish: $25,000
BCS bowl game: $50,000
National championship: $100,000


Purdue
RENEGOTIATED/EXTENDED
Overview
Coach: Joe Tiller
Length: 7 years [through Dec. 31, 2010]
Total package: $1-$1.5 million
Base salary: $218,000
TV/radio/personal services: N/A
Golf: University course
Cars: 1
Tidbits: Signed a three-year extension after the season • Contract is set up so that annual earning opportunities are between the 75th and 95th percentile of Division 1A coach, based on performance • Contract contains a confidentiality clause about the terms • Rollover clause so there's always seven years left on the contract • Remainder of base salary due if terminated without cause; likewise if the coach leaves for another coaching job • Claim outside income isn't subject to open records
President: Martin Jischke
Total university compensation: $280,437
Perks: Car and housing, plus $70,000 deferred compensation


Iowa
Overview
Coach: Kirk Ferentz
Length: 6 years [Feb. 1, 2003 through June 30, 2009]
Total package: $1.5-$2 million
Base salary: $582,800
TV/radio/personal services: $200,000
Golf: N/A
Cars: 2
Tidbits: $200,000 for camps, endorsements, apparel • Longevity bonus: $300,000 (3/1/03), $175,000 (4/1/04), $200,000 (4/1/05), $225,000 (4/1/06, 4/1/07, 4/1/08), $250,000 (4/1/09) • Six guests on team plane for road games • University Athletic Club membership • 20 tickets for home games • Access to viewing box in Kinnick Stadium press box during home games • A $10,000 discretionary fund to for the coach to use on departmental public relations expenses • If fired without case, entitled to $700,000 for every year left on the contract
President: David Skorton
Total university compensation: $287,513
Perks: Car and housing
Performance Bonuses
at the end of the 2002 season: $500,000 bonus if the three-year winning percentage is .500 or higher and the graduation rate is 60 percent or higher
at the end of the 2003 season: $350,000 bonus if the three-year winning percentage is .620 or higher and the graduation rate is 60 percent or higher
Top 25: $50,000
national championship: $300,000
Big Ten title: $125,000
Big Ten coach of the year: $25,000
national coach of the year: $50,000
annual graduation rate over 70 percent: $75,000


Miami University
Overview
Coach: Terry Hoeppner
Length: 5 year [through Jan. 31, 2009]
Total package: Less than $500,000
Base salary: N/A [last year paid $117,880]
TV/radio/personal services: N/A
Golf: Oxford Country Club
Cars: Yes
Tidbits: $2,500 incentive compensation payment • $2,000 Wilson contract • $4,000 Nike contract
President: James Garland
Total university compensation: N/A
Perks: N/A


Washington State
Overview
Coach: Bill Doba
Length: 5 years [Jan. 2, 2003 through Jan. 3, 2008]
Total package: $500,000-$1 million
Base salary: $155,000
TV/radio/personal services: $285,000
Golf: N/A
Cars: 1
Tidbits: Paid 10% of net revenue if the university sells more than 9,600 season tickets • TV appearances: $5,000 for a game on Fox Sports Net; $10,000 for a regional ABC game; and $20,000 for a national game. • Paid 10% of game guarantee revenue of more than $300,000 for away games • 20 tickets to each home game, plus 4 press box passes, 6 sideline passes and 2 priority parking passes • Annual deferred compensation of $60,000 • Upgrade to first class business travel • Wife and two other individuals travel and stay with the team on road games • Wife and immediate family travel and stay with the team for post-season competition • Paid the remainder of base salary if terminated without cause. If the coach leaves for another position, there's a $50,000 buyout
President: V. Lane Rawlins
Total university compensation: $254,065
Perks: Car and housing, plus $50,000 deferred compensation and $40,000 retention bonus
Performance Bonuses
non-BCS bowl: $25,000
BCS bowl: $75,000
PAC-10 championship: $25,000
graduation rate: $20,000 if the team graduation rate exceeds the university's overall male student graduation rate by 5 %; plus $10,000 if team's minority grad rate exceeds the university's minority male rate by 5 %.
$100,000 for national champion; $50,000 if ranked in top 10; $25,000 if ranked in top 25
national coach of the year: $25,000


Mississippi
Overview
Coach: David Cutcliffe
Length: 4 years [through 2007]
Total package: $500,000-$1 million
Base salary: $150,000
TV/radio/personal services: N/A
Golf: N/A
Cars: N/A
Tidbits: According to the latest 990 tax filings for fiscal year 2002, the Ole Miss Loyalty Foundation provided supplemental income of $696,800 _ listing him as the foundation's highest-paid employee
President: Robert Khayat
Total university compensation: $200,000
Perks: Car and housing, plus $160,000 deferred compensation


Florida
Overview
Coach: Ron Zook
Length: 5 years [Jan. 9, 2002 through Jan. 21, 2007]
Total package: $1-$1.5 million
Base salary: $206,000
TV/radio/personal services: $212,500
Golf: N/A
Cars: 2
Tidbits: $400,000 sports and fitness apparel agreement • $100,000 public relations • $100,000 annual investment contribution • Expense account of $20,000 • $125,000 signing bonus and another $125,000 paid February 2003 • 12 high priority game tickets, along with option to purchase 40 additional tickets • Contract is with the University Athletic Association, a non-profit corporation
President: Charles E. Young
Total university compensation: $350,000
Perks: Two cars and housing
Performance Bonuses
SEC championship or non-BCS bowl: 10% of base salary and also $37,500
SEC championship game victory: 10% of base salary and also $57,500
BCS bowl: 20% of base salary and also $75,000
national championship: 30% of base salary and also $100,000
AP coach of the year or AP Top 10 finish: $50,000
AP conference coach of year: $25,000
Graduation rate: One-month salary bonus for 60% graduation rate; and 10% of annual salary if rate is 80% or higher


Boise State
Overview
Coach: Dan Hawkins
Length: 5 years [thru Jan. 31, 2007]
Total package: Less than $500,000
Base salary: $141,750
TV/radio/personal services: $158,250
Golf: Plantation Country Club
Cars: N/A
Tidbits: 10 season football tickets and six basketball tickets • $2,000 annual public relations account • Season ticket incentive pays a 20 percent of the additional monies when ticket sales exceed the previous season's total. • $3,000 merchandise credit from Nike, plus $500 for assistant coaches • $350,000 longevity bonus for completing the contract • Coach is due remainder of base salary if terminated. The coach owes the university $100,000 if he breaks the contract. • Contract identifies nine events he must attend, the annual BAA Bar-b-que and the BAA/Alumni Auction Dinner
President: Charles P. Ruch
Total university compensation: N/A
Perks: N/A
Performance Bonuses
Month's salary for winning the conference championship
Month's salary for a Top 25 ranking at season's end
Six percent of salary for a bowl game
Annual merit raises of 5 percent in cumulative salary for 6 wins; 10 percent increase for 8 wins; and 15 percent increase for 10 wins.
$2,00 bonus if 75 percent of the eligible scholarship players return for the fall semester and the teams wins at least five games.


TCU
Overview
Coach: Gary Patterson
Not Available/private university. Reportedly: $650,000


West Virginia
Overview
Coach: Rich Rodriguez
Length: 7 years [through January 15, 2010]
Total package: $500,000-$1 million
Base salary: $150,000
TV/radio/personal services: $550,000 [increasing $50,000 per year]
Golf: Yes
Cars: 2
Tidbits: $10,000 for satisfactory evaluation of the team's academic achievement • 20 football tickets [10 post-season] and 4 basketball tickets • Required to make at least 14 appearances annually at Mountaineer Athletic Club events • Coach is entitled to base salary and supplemental income, plus $2 million if fired without cause. Coach must pay $2 million to break the contract. • Non-compete clause says can't leave for another conference school
President: David Hardesty Jr
Total university compensation: $220,308, plus $30,000 private sources
Perks: Two cars and housing
Performance Bonuses
$75,000 for Big East title
$75,000 for BCS bowl; $25,000 non-BCS
$150,000 national title
$10,000 if WVU sells 30,000 season tickets; $20,000 for 35,000 tickets; and $30,000 for 40,000 tickets
$15,000 for Top 25 finish; $25,000 for Top 10
$10,000 for Big East coach of the year


Oklahoma State
Overview
Coach: Les Miles
Lenght: 8 years [Sept. 8, 2002 through Dec. 31, 2009]
Total package: $1-$1.5 million
Base salary: $225,000 [increased by $25,000 per year]
TV/radio/personal services: $650,000 [increasing to $900,000 by 2009]
Golf: Membership and dues at Stillwater Country Club
Cars: 1
Tidbits: Two months' additional salary for a bowl game • $1 million life insurance policy • 20 priority seats for home games • Due remaining base salary and personal services contract if terminated without cause. Coach pays $850,000 if he terminates the contract.
President: David Schmidly
Total university compensation: $325,000
Perks: $20,000 car allowance and housing
Performance Bonuses
$1 million if participate in a bowl four years in any five-year period; $600,000 for three of the years
$100,000 for BCS bowl
$3,000 for beating Nebraska and Oklahoma; $2,000 for Kansas State, Texas and Texas A&M
$10,000 for Big 12 championship
$2,000 for a Top 10 recruiting class


Nebraska
Overview
Coach: Frank Solich
Length: 5-year [Sept. 6, 2001 through June 30, 2006 . . . fired]
Total package: $1-$1.5 million
Base salary: $295,010
TV/radio/personal services: At least $345,000 for TV. University shall "employ its best business efforts to secure additional compensation."
Golf: N/A
Cars: N/A
Tidbits: $26,250 annual stipend from the "Cook Endowment for Distinguished Chair as Head Football Coach of the University of Nebraska" • One-twenty-fourth of base salary [$11,812] if team plays a preseason game • No penalty for taking another job • If fired without cause, entitled to remainder of base salary through duration of contract
President: Harvey Perlman
Total university compensation: $228,800
Perks: Car and $12,000 housing allowance
Performance Bonuses
One-twenty-fourth of base salary [$12,292] if team plays in Big 12 conference title game
One-twelfth of base salary [$24,584] for a bowl game
$50,000 for a BCS bowl game
$100,000 for national championship


Maryland
Overview
Coach: Ralph Friedgen
Length: 10 year [through 2011]
Total package: $1-$1.5 million
Base salary: $200,000
TV/radio/personal services: $851,000
Golf: N/A
Cars: $12,000 allowance
President: C.D. Mote
Total university compensation: $358,000
Perks: Car and housing
Performance Bonuses
$30,0000 in competitive bonuses


Minnesota
Overview
Coach: Glen Mason
Length: 6 years [March 1, 2000 thru December 31, 2006]
Total package: $1.5-$2 million
Base salary: $300,000
TV/radio/personal services: $375,000
Golf: Membership and monthly dues at Bearpath Country Club
Cars: 1 "top of the line" vehicle
Tidbits: Deferred compensation of $1 million if fulfills contract • Supplemental compensation: $335,000 • $30,000 for Nike apparel, plus $7,500 in merchandise • Free tuition for his children, as well as those of assistant coaches, at the university • Travel to road games for immediate family and six other guests • Suite and 20 tickets to home games • $50,000 for summer camp
President: Robert Bruininks
Total university compensation: $390,000
Perks: Car and housing
Performance Bonuses
$50,000 for BCS bowl
$50,000 for Big 10 title; $25,000 second place; $10,000 third place; $5,000 fourth place
$100,000 for No. 1 ranking in final AP poll; $75,000 second through fifth; $50,000 sixth through tenth; $25,000 11th through 20th; and $10,000 21st through 25th
$60,000 if graduation rate exceed university rate by 15%; $20,000 if exceed by 5%


Utah
Overview
Coach: Urban Meyer
Length: 5 years [through Dec. 11, 2007]
Total package: $500,000-$1 million
Base salary: $160,000
TV/radio/personal services: $240,000
Golf: Fort Douglas Hidden Valley Country Club
Cars: 1
Tidbits: Coach can get out of his contract without a penalty for three jobs: Michigan, Ohio State and Notre Dame. After Dec. 12, 2005, coach can substitute up to three other schools • 14 home football game tickets and a private box; 4 basketball tickets • Coach is due remaining base salary if fired without cause. Likewise, he pays the remaining salary as penalty for leaving for another job.
President: Bernie Machen
Total university compensation: $271,000
Perks: Car and housing
Performance Bonuses
BCS bowl: $100,000
non-BCS bowl: $13,333
Top 25 finish: $25,000; $5,000 if ranked during the season
graduation rate: $15,000 for 70 percent; $10,000 for 60 percent


Auburn University
Overview
Coach: Tommy Tuberville
Length: 5 years [Jan. 1, 2003, through Dec. 31, 2007]
Total package: $1.5-$2 million
Base salary: $185,000
TV/radio/personal services: $1.24 million
Golf: N/A
Cars: 2
Tidbits: $1 million for completion of the five-year contract • Guaranteed $50,000 for speaking engagements • $25,000 allowance for social and entertainment functions • $50,000 if finishes a five-year period without SEC or NCAA sanctions • Rollover clause so there's always five years left on the contract • $3 million payment if fired without cause; likewise $3 million buyout for him to leave
President: William Walker
Total university compensation: $270,000
Perks: $9,000 car allowance; $12,000 housing allowance
Performance Bonuses
$50,000 for 10 or more victories
$100,000 for playing in SEC championship game; $150,000 for winning the game
$300,000 for national title
Two-week salary bonus for graduation rate equal to NCAA student-athlete average; one-month if equal to Auburn undergraduate average


Bowling Green
Overview
Coach: Gregg Brandon
Length: 4 years [through Dec. 30, 2006]
Total package: Less than $500,000
Base salary: $130,000
TV/radio/personal services: $20,000
Golf: Yes
Cars: No
Tidbits: Due remaining base salary if fired without cause. If he resigns for another job, Brandon owes the remainder of base salary he is due as well as $100,000 per year left on his contract
Performance Bonuses
$2,000 for MAC West title, MAC championship, plus a bowl game victory
$1,000 for MAC coach of the year
$2,000 for graduation rate of 70 percent or higher
$2,000 if home average attendance exceeds 17,000, plus additional $2,000 if it exceeds 22,000


Michigan State
Overview
Coach: John L. Smith
Length: 6 years [Jan. 1, 2003 through Jan. 14, 2009]
Total package: $1.5-$2 million
Base salary: $400,000
TV/radio/personal services: $600,000 [increasing by $100,000 each year]
Golf: Yes
Cars: 2
Tidbits: $750,000 supplement income due Jan. 14, 2006 • At least $1.5 million deferred income due Jan. 14, 2009 • 60 tickets to home games • 6 season tickets for hockey and basketball • Courtesy course fees for wife and children • $50,000 guaranteed for summer camp • At least $1.5 million buyout if fired without case; $2 million buyout paid by coach if he leaves before Jan. 14, 2006 • Smith represented that he had committed no NCAA violations at his previous job at Louisville, and Michigan State officials agreed they were unaware of violations at MSU
President: Peter McPherson
Total university compensation: $216,000
Perks: Car and housing, plus $69,000 deferred compensation
Performance Bonuses
$125,000 non-BCS bowl; $250,000 BCS bowl; additional $125,000 for national title


Missouri
Overview
Coach: Gary Pinkel
Length: 5 years [Jan. 1, 2004 through Dec. 31, 2008]
Total package: $1-$1.5 million
Base salary: $250,000
TV/radio/personal services: $450,000 [150,000 apparel; 150,000 tv; 150,000 radio]
Golf: Membership to The Country Club of Missouri
Cars: 2
Tidbits: $100,000 football camp • $150,000 for promotion of the athletic department • $20,000 discretionary fund • Allocate at least $1.3 million annually for nine assistants, the director of football operations and strength coach • University contributes $120,000 annually to a longevity fund • Coach due remaining base salary if fired. If the coach terminates the deal, he owes the university $1 million in 2004 and $250,000 less each year that follows. The damages are half if Missouri fails to complete renovation of the Tom Taylor athletic facility by Sept. 1, 2006
President: Richard Wallace
Total university compensation: $214,120
Perks: $25,000 housing allowance
Performance Bonuses
Month's salary to head coach and assistants for a bowl appearance, two months' to the coach [one for assistants] for New Year's Day bowl, three months' to coach [one to assistants] for BCS bowl
$250,000 for national title; $100,000 for appearing in national title game; $50,000 for Big 12 title; $25,000 Big 12 divisional title
$10,000 for eight wins; $15,000 for nine; $20,000 for 10; $25,000 for 11
$25,000 if season tickets reach 40,000; $50,000 for 45,000 paid season tickets
$25,000 for team meeting academic and conduct goals


Northern Illinois
Overview
Coach: Joe Novak
Length:
Total package: Less than $500,000
Base salary: $142,104
TV/radio/personal services: N/A
Golf: N/A
Cars: N/A
President: John Peters
Total university compensation: $265,000
Perks: Car and housing


Oregon
Overview
Coach: Mike Bellotti
Length: 7 years [July 1, 1999 through June 30, 2006]
Total package: $1-$1.5 million
Base salary: $150,000 [as of 1999]
TV/radio/personal services: $155,000
Golf: Eugene Country Club
Cars: 2
Tidbits: $95,000 salary supplement • Membership and dues to Eugene Country Club • 24 football season tickets [2 for other varsity sports] • Costs for his wife to travel to away games and bowl games • University can add a year to contract after every season • Negotiates own TV-radio rights • Required to develop and publish team rules regarding appearance, practice, class attendance, punctuality and dress code • $600,000 buyout if fired without cause; $150,000 paid university if he resigns • Morals clause
President: Dave Frohnmayer
Total university compensation: $150,396, plus $130,000 private sources
Perks: Car and housing
Performance Bonuses
One month's salary for non-BCS bowl
One-and-a-quarter month's salary for BCS bowl
One-and-half month's salary for PAC-10 title
Two months' salary for national championship
$10,000 for graduation rate of 80 percent or higher
Compensation for reserved ticket sales:
4% of gross receipts between 17,500 and 20,000
5% 20,001 to 25,000
6% 25,001 to 30,000
7% 30,001 to 35,000
8% 35,001 to 40,000


Oregon State
Overview
Coach: Mike Riley
Length: 7 years [Feb. 24 through Jan. 31, 2010]
Total package: $500,000-$1 million
Base salary: $200,000 [escalating by $50,000 per year to $525,000 in 2010]
TV/radio/personal services: $425,000
Golf: Corvallis Country Club
Cars: 2
Tidbits: $20,000 moving expenses • $9,000 the first year escalating to $35,000 for implementing a voluntary community service program for the players • Expenses for wife to travel to away games • $15,000, plus $3,000 in merchandise from Nike • Coach pays $1 million for terminating contract prior to Jan 31, 2007; $750,000 before Jan. 31, 2009; and $500,000 in the final year. School pays remainder of due base salary for firing without cause.
President: Edward Ray
Total university compensation: $205,000, plus $90,000 private sources
Perks: Car and housing
Performance Bonuses
$50,000 in each of first three seasons if win 7 games; $75,000 for eight and $100,000 for nine
$75,000 in each of last four seasons if win 7 games; $100,000 for eight and $125,000 for 9
$9,000 in first year if 90% of players earn 36 credit earns towards a degree; $25,000 in years two through four; $35,000 in years five through seven
$100,000 for BCS game


Virginia Tech
Overview
Coach: Frank Beamer
Length: 5 years [beginning Jan. 1, 2001]
Total package: $1.5-$2 million
Base salary: $248,000 [5% annual increase]
TV/radio/personal services: $144,731
Golf: Initiation fees and annual dues
Cars: 1, plus annually $6,780 to lease another
Tidbits: $325,000 annually for Hokie Club and university public relations • $1 million annuity due July 1, 2005, along with a second annuity of at least $650,000 • Endorsement deal with Nike [$80,000], U.S. Cellular [$35,000] and International Sports Properties [$30,000] • Stadium suite, plus 20 home tickets and 10 for bowl games • $33,000 for entertainment of assistant coaches and their families • Coordinators and assistant head coaches also have 5-year rollover contracts, and Beamer's contract include bowl game bonuses for all assistants • Rolling contract that is renewed every January so there are always 5 years remaining
President: Charles Steger
Total university compensation: $148,089, plus $151,911 private sources
Perks: $20,952 car allowing and housing, plus $83,000 deferred compensation
Performance Bonuses
Two months salary [$41,200] plus $100,000 for preparing team for bowl game, plus $10,000 if victorious
Three months salary [$62,000] plus $200,000 for preparing team for BCS bowl, plus $15,000 if victorious
$100,000 for national championship and $25,000 for conference title
$50,000 for national coach of year
10% increase in base salary and bonuses after, in first two years of this contract, team played in two bowl games - effective next August


Washington
Overview
Coach: Keith Gilbertson
Length: 4 years [through June 30, 2007]
Total package: $1-$1.5 million
Base salary: $420,000
TV/radio/personal services: $210,000
Golf: The Bear Creek Country Club
Cars: 2
Tidbits: $50,000 for Husky Fever PR appearances • $50,000 annual contribution to investment fund • Travel to away games for spouse, plus $20,000 for annual family travel expenses • Contract can be terminated without cause after the first two years.
President: Lee Huntsman [interim]
Total university compensation: $296,400
Perks: Club memberships
Performance Bonuses
$35,000 for bowl, plus an additional $25,000 for a BCS bowl
$40,000 to be shared with 9 assistant coaches if graduation rate is 85 percent


Wisconsin
Overview
Coach: Barry Alvarez
Length: 5 years [through Jan. 31, 2008]
Total package: $1.5-$2 million
Base salary: $500,000
TV/radio/personal services:
Golf: Yes
Cars: 2
Tidbits: $1.2 million [increases by $100,000 per year] for exceptional achievement award policy • Due remainder of salary if fired without cause; Alvarez has to pay amount equal to his salary, plus $50,000, for terminating the contract
President: John Wiley
Total university compensation: $248,350, plus $55,000 private sources
Perks: Car and housing

Mike Fish is a senior writer for SI.com.

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