Texas regents approve Charlie Strong's five-year, $26 million deal
Charlie Strong's new deal at Texas has been approved, and it will see him paid $26 million over the next five seasons, with the possibility of additional bonuses.
Ladies and gentleman, forget doctors and lawyers, raise your children to be football coaches.
On Monday Texas regents approved the contract of new coach Charlie Strong. Strong's deal in Austin will see him paid $5 million in 2014, with a $100,000 raise each of the next four seasons. Which would bring the total value of Strong's five-year deal to $26 million.
There are also bonuses that Strong can earn to add to the value of his deal. Strong would receive an additional $100,000 for being named coach of the year, for every Big 12 title and for a berth in the national title game. Should he win that national title, Strong will receive a $250,000 bonus.
He can also earn a three percent bonus should Texas finish ranked in the top five, or a two percent bonus for a top-10 finish.
The only coach who will have a larger salary than Strong in 2014 will be Alabama's Nick Saban.
The Hurricanes have been living on the edge all season
Barrett Sallee is 12-6 on his best bets at SportsLine and says Oklahoma will prevail this...
Florida had been after Kelly since firing Jim McElwain
It's your last full Saturday of the season, enjoy it
Clemson needs a win to preserve its College Football Playoff profile
The Seminoles look to keep their bowl streak alive with a win at Florida