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Gus Malzahn contract at Auburn

Gus Malzahn

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College: Auburn

Conference: SEC

State: Alabama

Base compensation

  • 2017 guaranteed pay: $4,725,000
  • Total contract pay: $34,125,000
  • Contract length: 5 years
  • Start date: 12/4/2012
  • Last amended: 1/1/2016
  • Expires: 12/31/2020


  • National title bonus: $500,000
  • CFP semifinal win: $300,000
  • CFP semifinal appearance: $200,000
  • Conference title bonus: $100,000 for appearing, $150,000 for winning
  • Misc athletic-based incentives: $75,000 for 10 wins; $100,000 for 11 wins; $125,000 for 12 wins; $150,000 for 13 wins; $200,000 for 14 wins;
  • Coach of the year award bonus: $100,000 for conference coach of year; $100,000 for national coach of year
  • National poll bonus: $100,000 for final top 5 ranking.
  • Academic bonuses: $25,000 for APR of 930; $75,000 for APR of 950; $150,000 for APR of 1,000
  • Car: two cars with gas, insurance, maintenace and service included

Other Perks

  • Buyout if coach leaves for another coaching job: Coach owes school whatever money the school owes assistant coaches under contract who do not leave with coach.

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