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Bret Bielema contract at Arkansas

Bret Bielema

Bret Bielema Photo Credit: AP

College: Arkansas

Conference: SEC

State: Arkansas

Base compensation

  • 2017 guaranteed pay: $3,700,000
  • Total contract pay: $28,400,000
  • Contract length: 8 years
  • Start date: 12/4/2012
  • Last amended: 2/6/2015
  • Expires: 12/31/2018

Incentives

  • Retention bonus: $125,000 every February 15 and every August 15 beginning in 2015
  • National title bonus: $450,000
  • CFP semifinal win: $300,000
  • CFP semifinal appearance: $200,000
  • Conference title bonus: $100,000 for appearing and $150,000 more for winning
  • Coach of the year award bonus: $50,000 for conference coach of year; $50,000 for national coach of year.
  • Academic bonuses: $25,000 for APR of 940, $25,000 more for 960, $25,000 more for 980 and $25,000 more for 990; $25,000 for graduation rate of 60%, $25,000 more for 65%, $25,000 more for 70% and $25,000 more for 75%.
  • Car: two loaner cars
  • Tickets: 12-seat skybox and 20 additional tickets for football games
  • Golf/country club: memberships at The Blessings and the Fayetteville Country Club

Other Perks

  • Buyout if coach leaves for another coaching job: $2,000,000 in 2017; $1,000,000 in 2018; $500,000 in 2019; $250,000 in 2020.

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