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Kliff Kingsbury contract at Texas Tech

Kliff Kingsbury

Kliff Kingsbury Photo Credit: AP

College: Texas Tech

Conference: Big 12

State: Texas

Base compensation

  • 2017 guaranteed pay: $3,500,000
  • Total contract pay: $22,900,000
  • Contract length: 7 years
  • Start date: 9/1/2014
  • Expires: 12/31/2020

Incentives

  • National title bonus: $500,000
  • CFP semifinal win: $500,000
  • CFP semifinal appearance: $250,000
  • Conference regular season division title bonus: $750,000 outright; $650,000 if win tiebreaker; $500,000 if lose tiebreaker
  • Misc athletic-based incentives: $100,000 for 8 wins; $150,000 for 9; $175,000 for 10; $200,000 for 11; $250,000 for 12; $50,000 if offense or defense is ranked first nationally; $25,000 if ranked 2-5; $250,000 for Heisman winner.
  • Coach of the year award bonus: $15,000 for Big 12 coach of year; $50,000 for national coach of year;
  • National poll bonus: Final ranking: $50,000 for top 10; $25,000 for top 25.
  • Academic bonuses: $20,000 if team GPA over 2.64; $25,000 is GPA over 2.84; $30,000 if GPA over 2.9; $20,000 if annual APR over 950; $10,000 if four-year APR over 950
  • Car: One courtesy car; two if he gets married.
  • Tickets: 40 ticket suite with food and beverage plan for each home game plus four season tickets; 20 tickets to away games.
  • Golf/country club: memberships at local country club, Jerry S. Rawls Golf Course and the Texas Tech Club;

Other Perks

  • Miscellaneous perks: $50,000 if average paid attendance exceeds 95% capacity; $5,000 apparel allocation; 3 guests on team charter
  • Buyout if coach leaves for another coaching job: $1,500,000 if leaving for NFL job; if leaving for NCAA job, $2,750,000 in 2017; $2,250,000 in 2018 and $2,000,000 in 2019 and 2020.

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