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Tom Herman contract at Texas

Tom Herman

Tom Herman Photo Credit: AP

College: Texas

Conference: Big 12

State: Texas

Base compensation

  • 2017 guaranteed pay: $5,250,000
  • Total contract pay: $29,750,000
  • Contract length: 5 years
  • Start date: 12/1/2016
  • Expires: 12/31/2021

Incentives

  • Retention bonus: $1,000,000 on 12/25/2019
  • National title bonus: $250,000
  • CFP semifinal win: $125,000
  • CFP semifinal appearance: $100,000
  • Conference title bonus: $100,000
  • Coach of the year award bonus: $100,000 for national coach of year; $50,000 for conference coach of year
  • National poll bonus: $180,000 for final top 5 poll ranking; $120,000 for final top 10 poll ranking.
  • Car: two dealer cars

Other Perks

  • Miscellaneous perks: Texas paid Herman’s $2,500,000 buyout fee from his Houston contract
  • Buyout if coach leaves for another coaching job: $3,000,000 for each remaining year on contract plus the amount of salary the school would have to pay assistants under contract

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