Commentary

SEC: What price football?

Updated: December 18, 2009, 5:19 PM ET
By Mike Fish | ESPN.com

Texas football coach Mack Brown's new contract, awarded shortly after he guided the team into one of two berths in next month's Citi BCS National Championship Game, makes him the college game's first $5 million-per-year man. Below is a breakdown of the salaries for coaches, coaching staffs, ADs, presidents and chancellors at the SEC schools.

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Alabama

Alabama

Nick Saban

Head coach
Term: Through Jan. 31, 2018
Annual base salary: $225,000 ($245,000 in 2015-17) Note: Salary is guaranteed/school obligated $42.35 million if he completes contract -- doesn't include any perks/incentives
Personal services/talent fee: $3.675 million ($3.875 in '10, $3.925 in '11, $3.975 in '12-14 and $3.955 in '15-17)
Completion benefit: $1.6 million if head coach Jan. 15, 2012; additional $1.7 million on Jan. 15, 2015; additional $1.7 million on Jan. 15, 2018
Market rate review: In 2015, total guaranteed compensation will be adjusted to be higher of two averages -- three highest-paid SEC coaches or five highest-paid NCAA football coaches
Cars: 2
Airplane use: 25 flight hours per year for non-business, personal use
Memberships: Country club
Football camp: Yes
Tickets: 15-seat skybox in the north end zone of Bryant-Denny Stadium, as well as seven stand-up tickets for the box and an additional 12 general-admission tickets per home game
Performance incentives: SEC championship game $75,000 or $125,000 for winning game; non-BCS bowl $65,000; Chick-fil-A/Cotton/Outback/Capital One $90,000; BCS bowl $125,000; BCS title game $200,000 or $400,000 for winning; SEC coach of year $25,000; national coach of year $50,000
Academic incentives: Graduation rate in top half of SEC, $50,000 or $100,000 if in top quarter
Termination without cause: Before Jan. 31, 2011, base salary/talent fee due through 2015; after Feb. 1, 2011, next two years of base salary/talent fee; after Feb. 1, 2014, base salary/talent fee due through 2018
Buyout: No

Assistant football coaches

Burton Burns, associate head coach/running backs
Term: Through Feb. 28, 2010
Annual base salary: $240,000
Car: 1
Performance incentives: SEC championship game, 4 percent annual base salary; bowl game 8 percent of base salary or 12 percent for Chick-Fil-A/Cotton/Outback/Capital One, or 16 percent for BCS bowl game

Bo Davis, defensive line
Term: Through Feb. 28, 2011
Annual base salary: $250,000
Car: 1
Performance incentives: SEC championship game, 4 percent annual base salary; bowl game 8 percent of base salary or 12 percent for Chick-Fil-A/Cotton/Outback/Capital One, or 16 percent for BCS bowl game

Kirby Smart, defensive coordinator/secondary
Term: Through Feb. 28, 2012
Annual base salary: $360,000
Car: 1
Performance incentives: SEC championship game, 4 percent annual base salary; bowl game 8 percent of base salary or 12 percent for Chick-Fil-A/Cotton/Outback/Capital One, or 16 percent for BCS bowl game

Curt Cignetti, receivers/recruiting coordinator
Term: Through Feb. 28, 2011
Annual base salary: $225,000
Car: 1
Performance incentives: SEC championship game, 4 percent annual base salary; bowl game 8 percent of base salary or 12 percent for Chick-Fil-A/Cotton/Outback/Capital One, or 16 percent for BCS bowl game

Joe Pendry, assistant head coach/offensive line
Term: Through Feb. 28, 2011
Annual base salary: $390,000
Car: 1
Performance incentives: SEC championship game, 4 percent annual base salary; bowl game 8 percent of base salary or 12 percent for Chick-Fil-A/Cotton/Outback/Capital One, or 16 percent for BCS bowl game

Jim Willis, associate head coach/linebackers
Term: Through Feb. 28, 2011
Annual base salary: $235,500
Signing incentive: $16,038
Car: 1
Performance incentives: SEC championship game, 4 percent annual base salary; bowl game 8 percent of base salary or 12 percent for Chick-Fil-A/Cotton/Outback/Capital One, or 16 percent for BCS bowl game

Sal Sunseri, assistant head coach/linebackers
Term: Through Feb. 29, 2012
Annual base salary: $235,000
Car: 1
Performance incentives: SEC championship game, 4 percent annual base salary; bowl game 8 percent of base salary or 12 percent for Chick-Fil-A/Cotton/Outback/Capital One, or 16 percent for BCS bowl game

Jim McElwain, offensive coordinator/quarterbacks
Term: Through Feb. 29, 2012
Annual base salary: $360,000
Car: 1
Performance incentives: SEC championship game, 4 percent annual base salary; bowl game 8 percent of base salary or 12 percent for Chick-Fil-A/Cotton/Outback/Capital One, or 16 percent for BCS bowl game

Bobby Williams, tight ends/special teams
Term: Through Feb. 28, 2011
Annual base salary: $290,000
Car: 1
Performance incentives: SEC championship game, 4 percent annual base salary; bowl game 8 percent of base salary or 12 percent for Chick-Fil-A/Cotton/Outback/Capital One, or 16 percent for BCS bowl game

AD Mal Moore
Term: Through June 30, 2011
Annual base salary: $400,000
Expense allowance: $12,000
Tickets: yes
Car: 1
Membership: Country club
Performance incentives: BCS bowl, 8.33 percent of base salary; non-BCS, 4.165 percent of base salary; women's and men's basketball (also final four of NIT), 8.33 percent of base salary; Sears Trophy ranking: 1 through 5, 16.66 percent of baseball salary; 6-10, 8.33 percent of base; 11-15, 4.165 percent of base academic incentives: athlete graduation rate exceeds undergraduate students by 5 percent, 8.33 percent of base salary; APR ranking in SEC: first, 15 percent of base salary; second, 12.5 percent of base; third, 10 percent of base

President Dr. Robert E. Witt
Term: One year, renewable
Annual base salary: $487,620
Deferred-incentive increment: $104,541

Arkansas

Arkansas

Bobby Petrino

Head coach
Term: Through Dec. 31, 2014
Annual base salary: $1.9 million
Cars: 2
Tickets: 12 skybox tickets to home games, as well as 20 other tickets; 6 tickets to home basketball games
Memberships: Two country clubs -- The Blessings and the Fayetteville Country Club
Performance incentives: SEC divisional title $50,000; SEC championship $75,000; BCS championship game $100,000; national title $200,000; BCS bowl $75,000; Capital One/Cotton/Outback/Chick-fil-A $50,000; other bowls $25,000
Academic incentives: APR of 930, $25,000; 950, $25,000; 970, $25,000; 990, $25,000 (cumulative); graduation rate 60 percent, $25,000; 65 percent, $25,000; 70 percent, $25,000; 75 percent, $25,000 (cumulative)
Termination: $2 million (2009); $1.75 million ('10); $1.5 million ('11); $1 million ('12); $500,000 ('13) -- cumulative to the years remaining on contract
Buyout: $2 million ('09); $1.75 million ('10); $1.5 million ('11); $1 million ('12); $500,000 ('13) -- cumulative to the years remaining on contract

Assistant football coaches
Paul Petrino, offensive coordinator/wide receivers (signed new contract with Illinois)
Term: Through Dec. 31, 2010
Annual base salary: $300,000

Willy Robinson, defensive coordinator/secondary
Term: Through Dec. 31, 2010
Annual base salary: $300,000
Personal services: $50,000

Mike Summers, assistant head coach/offensive line
Term: Through Dec. 31, 2010
Annual base salary: $225,000

Bobby Allen, defensive line/tackles
Term: Through Dec. 31, 2009
Annual base salary: $190,000

Tim Horton, recruiting coordinator/running backs
Term: Through Dec. 31, 2009
Annual base salary: $185,000

Garrick McGee, quarterbacks
Term: Through Dec. 31, 2009
Annual base salary: $185,000

Kirk Botkin, defensive line/ends
Term: Through Dec. 31, 2009
Annual base salary: $165,000

Reggie Johnson, inside linebackers
Term: Through Dec. 31, 2009
Annual base salary: $140,000

John L. Smith, special teams coordinator/outside linebackers
Term: Through Jan. 19, 2011
Annual base salary: $210,000

AD Jeff Long
Term: June 30, 2013
Annual base salary: $450,000
Special achievement incentives: $150,000 (private funds) if achieves four of the following: teams avoid APR scholarship penalties, student-athlete graduation rate equals general student body or 50 percent of student-athletes have 3.0 GPA, director maintains good citizenship, football team plays in bowl game, men's or women's basketball team plays in NCAA tourney, any other team participation in NCAA postseason, director maintains annual balanced budget; or $112,500 if achieves three of seven
Performance incentives (max $300,000): SEC football championship $50,000; men's/women's basketball conference regular-season title $25,000; men's/women's basketball conference title $25,000; other sport SEC titles $10,000; national football championship and men's/women's basketball $100,000; any other national titles $25,000; SEC football conference championship game $25,000; BCS bowl $25,000; lead SEC in graduation rate $25,000
Cars: 2
Suites: Stadiums in Fayetteville and Little Rock
Tickets: 6 premium tickets to Arkansas events, 6 away-game tickets, 12 tickets to postseason events
Expense reimbursement: Reimburse for wife and two children to bowl games, NCAA tournaments, SEC tournaments, etc.
Membership: Country club

Chancellor David Gearhart
Term: N/A
Annual base salary: N/A

Auburn

Auburn

Gene Chizik

Head coach
Terms: Through Dec. 31, 2013
Annual base salary: $500,000 (estimated $2 million with incentives/perks)
Personal endorsement rights: $700,000
TV/radio: $700,000
Buyout of previous contract (Iowa State): Loaned $750,000; forgiven at rate of $150,000 every year he stays
Cars: 2
Performance incentives: 10 wins $75,000; 11 wins $100,000; 12 wins $125,000; 13 wins $150,000; 14 wins $200,000; SEC title game $100,000; SEC championship $200,000; bowl game $50,000; top 5 final ranking $100,000; SEC coach of year $100,000; national coach of year $100,000; national championship $500,000
Academic incentives: APR of .930, $25,000; APR of .950, $50,000; APR of 1.000, $75,000
Termination: Base salary $500,000 for each year remaining
Buyout: Base salary $500,000 for each year remaining

Assistant football coaches
Jeff Grimes, offensive line
Term: Through June 30, 2011
Annual base salary: $290,000
Performance incentives: N/A
Car: Allowance

Jay Boulware, special teams coordinator/tight ends
Term: Through June 30, 2011
Annual base salary: $210,000
Performance incentives: N/A
Car: Allowance

Gus Malzahn, offensive coordinator/quarterbacks
Term: Through June 30, 2012
Annual base salary: $350,000
Season completion bonus: $25,000
Performance incentives: N/A
Car: Allowance

Curtis Luper, running backs
Term: Through June 30, 2011
Annual base salary: $260,000
Performance incentives: N/A
Car: Allowance

Phillip Lolley, secondary
Term: Through June 30, 2011
Annual base salary: $210,000
Performance incentives: N/A
Car: Allowance

Ted Roof, defensive coordinator/linebackers
Term: Through June 30, 2012
Annual base salary: $370,000
Season completion bonus: $25,000
Performance incentives: N/A
Car: Allowance

Tommy Thigpen, secondary
Term: Through June 30, 2011
Annual base salary: $250,000
Performance incentives: N/A
Car: allowance

Tracy Rocker, defensive line
Term: Through June 30, 2011
Annual base salary: $300,000
Performance incentives: N/A
Car: allowance

Trooper Taylor, wide receivers
Term: Through June 30, 2012
Annual base salary: $320,000
Performance incentives: N/A
Car: allowance

AD Jay Jacobs
Term: June 30, 2014
Annual base salary: $475,000
Car: Allowance 5 percent of base salary
Entertainment expenses: $20,000
Memberships: Auburn University Club and Saugahatchee Country Club
Performance incentive: Bonus equal to each competitive bonus paid each head coach
Academic incentives: one month's salary if graduation rate equals overall university rate; two month's salary if graduation rate equals the national rate; top 10 finish in Sears Cup one month's salary; top 15 three weeks' salary; top 20 two weeks' salary; top 25 one week's salary.

President Jay Gogue
Term: July 15, 2012
Annual base salary: $450,000
Supplemental deferred retirement provision: $250,000 annual
Residence: Yes
Car: 1

University of Florida

Florida

Urban Meyer


Head coach
Term: Six years
Annual base salary: $4 million per year

Assistant coaches N/A

AD Jeremy Foley
Term: Feb. 1, 2007 through Jan. 31, 2018 (ninth amendment to contract)
Annual base salary: $365,000 (estimated $1.3 million)
Public relations: $200,000
Investment contribution: $175,000
Longevity bonus: $225,000
Additional longevity bonus: $150,000 paid Jan. 31 in 2008, 2011, 2014 and 2017
Retention bonus: $500,000 on Jan. 31, 2012; $600,000 on Jan. 31, 2018
Retirement and fringe benefits: $12,000
Expense account: $15,000
Program performance: Top 15 in Sears Cup standings $25,000; top 10 in Sears Cup $50,000 -- $250,000
Tickets: 12 tickets home football. Can purchase additional 40
Car: 1

President: Dr. J. Bernard Machen
Term: Through 2012
Annual base salary: $375,000 (Estimated $705,000 with all bonuses and share of retention bonus)
Performance bonuses: Separate $75,000 and $210,000 annual bonuses for meeting agreed-upon goals
Retention bonus: $400,000 after 9 years (12/31/2012)
Car: Auto allowance or a university-owned full-size car (replaced every 3 years)
Residence: Use of university-owned residence for business-related events and entertainment
Sabbatical: In lieu of one-year leave, one-year base salary ($375,000) spread over four payments from January 2009 through January 2012
Termination without cause: Severance equal to two years' annual base salary

Georgia

Georgia

Mark Richt


Head coach
Terms: Jan. 1, 2006 through Dec. 31, 2013
Annual base salary: $378,000 base salary (subject to increases) estimated $2.9 million, without perks and incentives)
TV/radio: $1,120,000
Football camp: $140,000 (no less than)
Equipment endorsement: $742,000
Longevity incentive: $3.12 million if still coach on Dec. 31, 2013
Nike deal: $6,000 (shoes and apparel)
Cars: 2
Tickets: yes
Performance incentives: (cumulative) SEC Eastern Division champs $75,000; SEC champs $100,000; Tier 1 non-BCS bowl $50,000; Tier 2 non-BCS bowl $37,500; Tier 3 non-BCS bowl $25,000; BCS bowl $100,000; BCS title game $150,000 or $250,000 for winning; top 5 in AP or coaches' poll $50,000; SEC coach of year $25,000; national coach of year $50,000
Academic incentives: $50,000 bonus if team finishes in top third of SEC in both graduation success rate and academic progress rate
Signing bonus: $600,000 paid upon signing contract, which represents longevity bonus he could have earned on previous contract
Endowment: Richt agreed to endow an athletic scholarship in the name of David Jacobs in total amount of $150,000
Terminated: $600,000 longevity bonus and $420,000 for each year coached after Jan. 1, 2008
Termination by coach: At least $2 million

Assistant football coaches
Tony Ball, wide receivers
Term: Through June 30, 2010
Annual base salary: $165,480
Shoes/apparel: $1,600
Performance incentives: Tier 3 bowl 8 percent of base salary; Tier 2 bowl (Chick-Fil-A, Outback, Cotton) 10 percent base salary; Tier 1 (Capital One) 14 percent of base salary; BCS bowl 17 percent of base salary; BCS title game 20 percent of base salary; national championship 25 percent of base salary; SEC championship game 6 percent base salary; win SEC championship game 13 percent base salary
Retention bonus: $40,000 if employed Feb. 28, 2011
Car: 1

Mike Bobo, offensive coordinator/quarterbacks
Term: Through June 30, 2010
Annual base salary: $242,500
Shoes/apparel: $1,600
Performance incentives: Tier 3 bowl 8 percent of base salary; Tier 2 bowl (Chick-Fil-A, Outback, Cotton) 10 percent base salary; Tier 1 (Capital One) 14 percent of base salary; BCS bowl 17 percent of base salary; BCS title game 20 percent of base salary; national championship 25 percent of base salary; SEC championship game 6 percent base salary; win SEC championship game 13 percent base salary
Retention bonus: $30,000 if employed Feb. 28, 2011
Supplemental compensation: $82,500
Car: 1

John Eason, director football operations
Term: Through June 30, 2010
Annual base salary: $105,000
Shoes/apparel: $1,000

Jon Fabris, defensive ends
Term: Through June 30, 2010 (not retained/fired)
Annual base salary: $202,241
Shoes/apparel: $1,600
Performance incentives: Tier 3 bowl 8 percent of base salary; Tier 2 bowl (Chick-Fil-A, Outback, Cotton) 10 percent base salary; Tier 1 (Capital One) 14 percent of base salary; BCS bowl 17 percent of base salary; BCS title game 20 percent of base salary; national championship 25 percent of base salary; SEC championship game 6 percent base salary; win SEC championship game 13 percent base salary
Retention bonus: $30,000 if employed Feb. 28, 2011
Car: 1

John Jancek, linebackers/co-defensive coordinator
Term: Through June 30, 2010 (not retained/fired)
Annual base salary: $163,000
Shoes/apparel: $1,600
Performance incentives: Tier 3 bowl 8 percent of base salary; Tier 2 bowl (Chick-Fil-A, Outback, Cotton) 10 percent base salary; Tier 1 (Capital One) 14 percent of base salary; BCS bowl 17 percent of base salary; BCS title game 20 percent of base salary; national championship 25 percent of base salary; SEC championship game 6 percent base salary; win SEC championship game 13 percent base salary
Retention bonus: $35,000 if employed Feb. 28, 2011
Car: 1

John Lilly, tight ends
Term: Through June 30, 2010
Annual base salary: $165,480
Shoes/apparel: $1,600
Performance incentives: Tier 3 bowl 8 percent of base salary; Tier 2 bowl (Chick-Fil-A, Outback, Cotton) 10 percent base salary; Tier 1 (Capital One) 14 percent of base salary; BCS bowl 17 percent of base salary; BCS title game 20 percent of base salary; national championship 25 percent of base salary; SEC championship game 6 percent base salary; win SEC championship game 13 percent base salary
Retention bonus: $50,000 if employed Feb. 28, 2013
Car: 1

Willie Martinez, defensive coordinator/secondary
Term: Through June 30, 2010 (not retained/fired)
Annual base salary: $242,500
Shoes/apparel: $1,600
Performance incentives: Tier 3 bowl 8 percent of base salary; Tier 2 bowl (Chick-Fil-A, Outback, Cotton) 10 percent base salary; Tier 1 (Capital One) 14 percent of base salary; BCS bowl 17 percent of base salary; BCS title game 20 percent of base salary; national championship 25 percent of base salary; SEC championship game 6 percent base salary; win SEC championship game 13 percent base salary
Retention bonus: $30,000 if employed Feb. 28, 2011
Supplemental compensation: $83,315
Car: 1

Bryan McClendon, running backs
Term: Through June 30, 2010
Annual base salary: $90,000
Shoes/apparel: $1,600
Performance incentives: Tier 3 bowl 8 percent of base salary; Tier 2 bowl (Chick-Fil-A, Outback, Cotton) 10 percent base salary; Tier 1 (Capital One) 14 percent of base salary; BCS bowl 17 percent of base salary; BCS title game 20 percent of base salary; national championship 25 percent of base salary; SEC championship game 6 percent base salary; win SEC championship game 13 percent base salary
Retention bonus: $50,000 if employed Feb. 28, 2014
Car: 1

Stacy Searels, offensive line/running game coordinator
Term: Through June 30, 2010
Annual base salary: $242,500
Shoes/apparel: $1,600
Performance incentives: Tier 3 bowl 8 percent of base salary; Tier 2 bowl (Chick-Fil-A, Outback, Cotton) 10 percent base salary; Tier 1 (Capital One) 14 percent of base salary; BCS bowl 17 percent of base salary; BCS title game 20 percent of base salary; national championship 25 percent of base salary; SEC championship game 6 percent base salary; win SEC championship game 13 percent base salary
Retention bonus: $45,000 if employed Feb. 28, 2012
Supplemental compensation: $47,500
Car: 1

David Van Halanger, head strength coach
Term: Through June 30, 2010
Annual base salary: $168,572
Shoes/apparel: $1,200
Performance incentives: Tier 3 bowl 8 percent of base salary; Tier 2 bowl (Chick-Fil-A, Outback, Cotton) 10 percent base salary; Tier 1 (Capital One) 14 percent of base salary; BCS bowl 17 percent of base salary; BCS title game 20 percent of base salary; national championship 25 percent of base salary; SEC championship game 6 percent base salary; win SEC championship game 13 percent base salary
Car: 1

Rodney Garner, assistant head coach/ defensive line/recruiting coordinator
Term: N/A
Annual base salary: $242,500
Supplemental compensation: $47,500
Shoes/apparel: $1,600
Performance incentives: Tier 3 bowl 8 percent of base salary; Tier 2 bowl (Chick-Fil-A, Outback, Cotton) 10 percent base salary; Tier 1 (Capital One) 14 percent of base salary; BCS bowl 17 percent of base salary; BCS title game 20 percent of base salary; national championship 25 percent of base salary; SEC championship game 6 percent base salary; win SEC championship game 13 percent base salary
Car: 1

AD Damon Evans
Term: July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2011 (eligible for extension after July 1, 2010)
Annual base salary: $440,000 (increases July 1, 2010, to $460,000) estimated $465,000
Cars: 2
Membership: Country club
Goal incentive: $15,000 any year athletic teams rank in top one-third of the graduation success rate in the SEC
Longevity incentive: $125,000 bonus on July 1, 2011

President Michael F. Adams
Annual base salary: $258,670 (Estimated $628,317.38, though will be reduced slightly by six furlough days)
Salary supplement: $126,748
Executive longevity pay: $40,000
Deferred compensation: $150,000
Executive contribution plan: $16,199.38
Housing allowance: $19,400
Other allowance: $15,500
Life insurance premium: $1,800
Car: No

Kentucky

Kentucky

Rich Brooks


Head coach
Terms: Through Dec. 31, 2012
Annual base salary: $400,000 (estimated $1.7 million, without perks and incentives)
Broadcasting and endorsements: $1.2 million
Cars: 2
Membership: Local golf club of his choice
Travel: Covers his wife's travel expenses, plus two guests to travel to road games.
Tickets: 16 per regular-season home game; 4 per home basketball game
Performance incentives: four SEC wins in a season: $100,000; five: $125,000; six: $150,000; seven: $175,000; eight: $200,000. This is cumulative. So eight wins results in $750,000.
Other performance incentives: SEC division champs $100,000; BCS bowl $200,000; non-BCS bowl with $2 million or more payout: $75,000; less than $2 million payout: $50,000
Academic incentives: .925 Academic Progress Rate in a year, $15,000; 67 percent graduation success rate less than $15,000
Longevity incentive: $300,000 retention incentive paid upon voluntary retirement or on Dec. 31, 2012, or whichever comes first.
Ticket incentive: Every season in which home gross ticket revenue exceeds the previous season, he receives 10 percent of the increased revenue.

Assistant football coaches
Joe "Joker" Phillips, head coach of offense/wide receivers (head coach-in-waiting)
Term: Feb. 1, 2008 through Dec. 31, 2012 (same as head coach)
Annual base salary: $312,000
Head coach option: Will be offered the head coaching job when Rich Brooks steps down.
Tickets: 4 per home football game, 2 home basketball games
Incentive compensation: SEC East title, one month salary; SEC title, 2 months' salary; BCS bowl, two months' salary; non-BCS bowl with $2.5 million payout, 1½ months' salary; non-BCS bowl with less than $2.5 million payout, one month salary (not cumulative)

Steve Brown, defensive coordinator
Term: Jan. 1, 2009 through June 30, 2011
Annual base salary: $308,000
Tickets: 4 per home football game, 2 home basketball games
Incentive compensation: SEC East title, one month salary; SEC title, 2 months' salary; BCS bowl, two months' salary; non-BCS bowl with $2.5 million payout, 1½ months' salary; non-BCS bowl with less than $2.5 million payout, one month salary (not cumulative)

Randy Sanders, offensive coordinator/quarterbacks
Term: Jan. 1, 2009 through June 30, 2011
Annual base salary: $242,683
Tickets: 4 per home football game, 2 home basketball games
Incentive compensation: SEC East title, 1 month salary; SEC title, 2 months' salary; BCS bowl, 2 months' salary; non-BCS bowl with $2.5 million payout, 1½ months' salary; non-BCS bowl with less than $2.5 million payout, one month salary (not cumulative)

Steve Ortmayer, assistant head coach/special teams/tight ends
Term: Jan. 1, 2009 through June 30, 2011
Annual base salary: $238,000
Tickets: 4 per home football game, 2 home basketball games
Incentive compensation: SEC East title, one month salary; SEC title, two months' salary; BCS bowl, two months' salary; non-BCS bowl with $2.5 million payout, 1½ months' salary; non-BCS bowl with less than $2.5 million payout, one month salary (not cumulative)

Jimmy Heggins, offensive line
Term: Jan. 1, 2009 through June 30, 2011
Annual base salary: $162,183
Tickets: 4 per home football game, 2 home basketball games
Incentive compensation: SEC East title, 1 month salary; SEC title, 2 months' salary; BCS bowl, 2 months' salary; non-BCS bowl with $2.5 million payout, 1½ months' salary; non-BCS bowl with less than $2.5 million payout, one month salary (not cumulative)

Rick Petri, defensive line
Term: Jan. 1, 2009 through June 30, 2011
Annual base salary: $161,665
Tickets: 4 per home football game, 2 home basketball games
Incentive compensation: SEC East title, 1 month salary; SEC title, 2 months' salary; BCS bowl, 2 months' salary; non-BCS bowl with $2.5 million payout, 1½ months' salary; non-BCS bowl with less than $2.5 million payout, one month salary (not cumulative)

Chuck Smith, linebackers/recruiting coordinator
Term: Jan. 1, 2009 through June 30, 2011
Annual base salary: $155,500
Tickets: 4 per home football game, 2 home basketball games
Incentive compensation: SEC East title, 1 month salary; SEC title, 2 months' salary; BCS bowl, 2 months' salary; non-BCS bowl with $2.5 million payout, 1½ months' salary; non-BCS bowl with less than $2.5 million payout, one month salary (not cumulative)

David "Chris" Thurmond, secondary
Term: Jan. 1, 2009 through June 30, 2011
Annual base salary: $155,500
Tickets: 4 per home football game, 2 home basketball games
Incentive compensation: SEC East title, 1 month salary; SEC title, 2 months' salary; BCS bowl, 2 months' salary; non-BCS bowl with $2.5 million payout, 1½ months' salary; non-BCS bowl with less than $2.5 million payout, one month salary (not cumulative)

Larry Brinson, running backs
Term: Jan. 1, 2009 through June 30, 2011
Annual base salary: $154,875
Tickets: 4 per home football game, 2 home basketball games
Incentive compensation: SEC East title, 1 month salary; SEC title, 2 months' salary; BCS bowl, 2 months' salary; non-BCS bowl with $2.5 million payout, 1½ months' salary; non-BCS bowl with less than $2.5 million payout, one month salary (not cumulative)

AD Mitch Barnhart
Term: Through June 30, 2014 (additional year added each July
Annual base salary: $475,000 (estimated $575,000)
Cars: 2
Membership: Golf/country club
Goal incentive: $50,000 per year
Longevity incentive: $50,000 paid on June 30 of each year employed as AD
Incentive compensation: Football bowl game $30,000; BCS bowl game $100,000; women's basketball wins SEC title, SEC tourney or plays in NCAA tourney $15,000; men's basketball plays in NCAA tourney $25,000 and additional $25,000 if plays in the Final Four

President Dr. Lee T. Todd Jr.
Term: Through June 30, 2011
Annual base salary: $304,010 (Estimated $450,000 with all bonuses and share of retention bonus)
Additional: $25,000 each for serving as president of the UK Research Foundation and also UK Athletic Association boards ($50,000 total)
Retention bonus: $304,000 base salary if president on 6/30/2011
Car: 1
Residence: Residence and staff provided use of university-owned residence for business-related events and entertainment
Stepping down: Upon cessation as president may begin duties as full professor with tenure in the College of Engineering
Termination without cause: Severance equal to one year annual base salary

LSU

LSU

Les Miles


Head coach
Term: Through Dec. 31, 2014
Total compensation: $3.751 million
SEC incentives: Win 10 games in a season and guaranteed to be no less than fifth-highest-paid coach in the conference; win the SEC title and guaranteed to be at least the third-highest-paid coach in the conference. Postseason: SEC championship game $75,000; bowl game $50,000; BCS bowl game $100,000; BCS national championship game $175,000 (compensation may not exceed $400,000)
Amended clause: March 12, 2008 memorandum says if LSU wins the national title Miles is to be paid at least $1,000 more than the highest-paid coach in the SEC. Also, winning eight games in a season is the basis for granting a one-year extension after every season.
Academic incentive: Football coaching staff is to be compensated $150,000 if one of the following are achieved: team GPA is 2.8, graduation rate 75 percent or academic progress rate 960. If two or more are achieved, the payment increases to $250,000.
Termination without cause: Payment not to exceed $18.5 million
Termination by coach: Only buyout is $1.25 million if he leaves for the University of Michigan

Assistant football coaches
Gary Crowton, offensive coordinator
Term: Jan. 17, 2007 through Jan. 31, 2010
Annual base salary: $400,000
Supplemental compensation: $10,000
Postseason incentive compensation: SEC Western Division champs $15,000; non-BCS bowl with payout less than $2.3 million $10,000; non-BCS bowl with payout greater than $2.3 million $25,000; BCS bowl $50,000; BCS bowl as SEC champ $60,000; BCS title game $25,000; BCS national champs $25,000 (bonuses are cumulative)
Membership: Social club, such as the University Club of Baton Rouge
Car: 1

Brick Haley, defensive line
Term: Jan. 1, 2009 through Dec. 31, 2011
Annual base salary: $300,000 in '09; $315,000 in '10; $340,000 in '11
Supplemental compensation: $10,000
Postseason incentive compensation: SEC Western Division champs $10,000; non-BCS bowl $25,000; BCS bowl $35,000; BCS championship game $45,000; BCS national champion $60,000
Membership: Social club, such as the University Club of Baton Rouge

Ron Cooper, defensive backs
Term: Jan. 1, 2009 through Dec. 31, 2011
Annual base salary: $300,000 (raise subject to annual review)
Supplemental compensation: $10,000
Postseason incentive compensation: SEC Western Division champs $10,000; non-BCS bowl $25,000; BCS bowl $35,000; BCS championship game $45,000; BCS national champion $60,000
Membership: Social club, such as the University Club of Baton Rouge

Larry Porter, assistant head coach/running backs/special teams
Term: Jan. 1, 2007 through Dec. 31, 2009
Annual base salary: $240,000
Supplemental compensation: $10,000
Postseason incentives: N/A
Membership: Social club, such as the University Club of Baton Rouge
Car: 1

Don McCarthy, wide receivers coach (resigned)
Term: Yearly contract renewable on July 1 of each year
Annual base salary: $200,000
Supplemental compensation: $10,000
Supplemental compensation: SEC Western Division champs $5,000; non-BCS bowl with payout less than $2.3 million $5,000; non-BCS bowl with payout greater than $2.3 million $10,000; BCS bowl $15,000; BCS title game $10,000; BCS national champs $15,000 (cumulative)
Membership: Social club, such as the University Club of Baton Rouge
Car: 1

Greg Studrawa, offensive line
Term: June 30, 2009 and automatically renewable every July unless terminated
Annual base salary: $175,000
Supplemental compensation: $10,000 SEC Western Division champs $5,000; non-BCS bowl with payout less than $2.3 million $5,000; non-BCS bowl with payout greater than $2.3 million $10,000; BCS bowl $15,000; BCS title game $10,000; BCS national champs $15,000 (cumulative)
Membership: Social club, such as the University Club of Baton Rouge

Joe Robinson, defensive line/special teams coordinator
Term: One-year contract automatically renews on July 1 of each year
Annual base salary: $170,000
Supplemental compensation: $10,000 SEC Western Division champs $5,000; non-BCS bowl with payout less than $2.3 million $5,000; non-BCS bowl with payout greater than $2.3 million $10,000; BCS bowl $15,000; BCS title game $10,000; BCS national champs $15,000 (bonuses are cumulative)
Membership: Social club, such as the University Club of Baton Rouge

Don Yanowsky Jr., tight ends/recruiting coordinator
Term: Feb. 11, 2009 through March 31, 2010
Annual base salary: $150,000
Supplemental compensation: $10,000 SEC Western Division champs $10,000; non-BCS bowl with payout less than $2.6 million $10,000; non-BCS bowl with payout greater than $2.6 million $15,000; BCS bowl $20,000; BCS title game $35,000; BCS national champs $50,000
Membership: Social club, such as the University Club of Baton Rouge

John Chavis, defensive coordinator
Term: Through Dec. 31, 2011
Annual base salary: $450,000; $475,000 (2010); $500,000 (2011). (estimated $500,000 total)
Supplemental compensation: $10,000
Performance incentives: (max $115,000) SEC divisional title $15,000; non-BCS bowl less than $2.6 million, $10,000; non-BCS bowl more than $2.6 million, $25,000; BCS bowl $50,000; BCS title game $75,000; BCS national champion $100,000
Relocation: Moving expenses, temporary housing for 90 days, $5,000 relocation expenses
Membership: Social club, such as the University Club of Baton Rouge
Termination: 15 percent of remaining base salary

AD Joe Alleva
Term: July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2013
Annual base salary: $350,000 (estimated $550,000, without perks)
Supplemental compensation: $200,000
Sears Cup incentive: Top 5 ranking $100,000; top 10 ranking $50,000
Graduation rate incentives: Student-athlete grad rate 5 percent higher than general student population $50,000; grad rate equal to or greater than general student population $25,000
Membership: Family membership in social club
Car: Monthly $1,000 allowance or a courtesy car
Termination without cause: Payment of remaining base salary for duration of contract

Chancellor Michael V. Martin
Term: Appointed Aug. 1, 2008 to a five-year term
Annual base salary: $400,000 (Estimated $525,000, though not including housing, car and other perks)
Deferred compensation: $100,000 paid on July 31 of each year, as well as an additional $125,000 payable after five years service
Housing: LSU requires residence at 2959 E. Lakeshore Drive and pays utilities, housekeeping and required maintenance.
Car: 1
Tickets: Athletic event ticket packages provided for entertaining and fundraising
Membership: Country club and a private dining club

Mississippi

Mississippi

Houston Nutt


Head coach
Term: Dec. 31, 2012
Annual base salary: $200,000/state (total $2.5 million -- UMAA Foundation makes up difference from what state pays and $2.5 million, estimated to be $2.15 million. Note: his state pay is less than some assistant coaches)
Bowl game: one month's salary (state)
Football camp: $150,000 (state)
Incentive payments: $715,000 (UMAA)
Cars: 2 (UMAA)
Membership: country club (UMAA)
Athletic tickets: Yes (UMAA)
Air: $20,000 towards private charter for personal use (UMAA)

Assistant football coaches
Tyrone Nix, defensive coordinator/linebackers
Term: Through Dec. 31, 2011
Annual base salary: $360,000
Bowl game: one month's salary
Football camp: $10,000

Mike Markuson, running game coordinator/offensive line
Term: Through Dec. 31, 2011
Annual base salary: $305,000
Bowl game: one month's salary
Football camp: $10,000

Mike Beaumont, assistant athletic director for football operations
Term: Through Dec. 31, 2010
Annual base salary: $75,000
Football camp: $10,000

Kim Dameron, safeties
Term: Through June 30, 2010
Annual base salary: $150,000
Bowl game: one month's salary
Football camp: $10,000

Jim Shibest, tight ends/special teams coordinator
Term: Through June 30, 2010
Annual base salary: $165,000
Bowl game: one month's salary
Football camp: $10,000

Derrick Nix, running backs
Term: Through June 30, 2010
Annual base salary: $155,000
Bowl game: one month's salary
Football camp: $10,000

Chris Vaughn, cornerbacks, recruiting coordinator
Term: through June 30, 2009
Annual base salary: $75,000
Bowl game: one month's salary
Football camp: $10,000

Ron Dickerson, receivers
Term: Through June 30, 2010
Annual base salary: $90,000
Bowl game: one month's salary
Football camp: $10,000

Kent Austin, offensive coordinator/quarterbacks
Term: Through Dec. 31, 2010
Annual base salary: $300,000
Bowl game: one month's salary
Football camp: $10,000

Terrence Price, defensive line
Term: Through Dec. 31, 2010
Annual base salary: $208,335
Bowl game: one month's salary
Football camp: $10,000

AD Pete Boone
Term: Through June 30, 2012
Annual base salary: $425,000
Bowl game: one month's salary

Chancellor Daniel W. Jones
Term: July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2013
Annual base salary: $220,500 (estimated $450,000)
Salary supplement: $208,500 (University of Mississippi Foundation)
House: Yes

Mississippi State

Mississippi State

Dan Mullen


Head coach
N/A

Assistant football coaches
N/A

AD Greg Byrne
N/A

President Dr. Mark Keenum
N/A

South Carolina

South Carolina

Steve Spurrier


Head coach
Term: Through Dec. 31, 2012
Annual base salary: $257,500 (estimated $2 million)
TV/radio/shoes/apparel: $1,492,500
Retirement contributions: $250,000 a year (total payable Dec. 31, 2011 if still head coach)
Camp: 4 weeks
Performance incentives: 8 wins, $50,000; 9 wins, $50,000; 10 wins, $100,000; SEC divisional title $100,000; SEC champion $150,000; BCS bowl game $100,000; BCS title game $150,000; BCS champion $250,000; non-BCS bowl after Dec. 31, $100,000; non-BCS bowl before Dec. 31, $50,000; SEC coach of year $50,000; national coach of year $100,000
Academic incentives: APR of 925-934, $50,000; APR 935-949, $75,000; APR 950, $100,000;
Cars: 2
Membership: 2 country clubs, one of which is the University Club; one dining club
Tickets: 16-seat executive suite at Williams-Brice Stadium; 12 regular-season away football games; 24 bowl game tickets
Termination without cause: $500,000 per year remaining on contract
Buyout: $500,000 per year remaining on contract

Assistant football coaches
G.A. Mangus, quarterbacks
Term: Through April 30, 2010
Annual base salary: $140,000
Car: 1

Brad Lawing, defensive line
Term: Through April 30, 2010
Annual base salary: $175,000
Car: 1

Eric Wolford, running game coordinator/offensive line
Term: Through Jan. 7, 2012
Annual base salary: $200,000
TV/Radio: $50,000
Car: 1

Shane Beamer, recruiting coordinator/special teams coordinator/strong safety
Term: April 30, 2010
Annual base salary: $128,000
TV/Radio: $5,000
Car: 1

Johnson Hunter, tight ends/assistant special teams coordinator
Term: April 30, 2010
Annual base salary: $140,000
Car: 1

Jay Graham, running backs/assistant special teams coordinator
Term: April 30, 2010
Annual base salary: $110,000
Car: 1

Ellis Johnson, assistant head coach/linebackers
Term: Jan. 31, 2012
Annual base salary: $200,000
Supplemental income: $150,000
Performance incentives: Top 6 in SEC total defense $10,000; SEC divisional title $25,000; SEC champions $50,000
Car: 1

Steve Spurrier Jr., wide receivers
Term: Through April 30, 2010
Annual base salary: $175,000
Car: 1
Termination without cause: $140,000

AD Eric Hyman
Term: June 30, 2015
Annual base salary: $309,065 (estimated $485,000, without incentives/perks)
Supplemental income: $100,000
Relocation loan: interest-free loan of $150,000-$30,000 forgiven each year
Deferred compensation: $50,000 annually ($200,000 available June 30, 2010; $250,000 available June 30, 2015)
Academic incentives: 70 percent of student-athletes exceed the NCAA minimum APR, $10,000; graduation rate of 75 percent, $10,000; football graduation rate of 67 percent, $10,000; 70 percent of student-athletes GPA of 3.0, $10,000
Performance incentives (max $75,000 a year): Top 25 of Director's Cup $10,000; any team winning SEC division or conference championships $10,000; non-BCS bowl $25,000; BCS bowl $50,000; men's or women's NCAA basketball tourney $10,000; NCAA Sweet Sixteen $20,000; NIT $5,000; NCAA postseason baseball $10,000; College World Series in Omaha $20,000; other sports postseason berth $5,000; football/basketball/baseball national title $50,000; other national titles $25,000; any team in final Top 25 $10,000
Cars: 2
Memberships: Country club and also a dining club

President Harris Pastides
Term: No set term/serves at pleasure of board of trustees
Annual base salary: $265,000 ($535,000)
Supplemental income: $270,000
Cars: 2
Housing: Yes
Memberships: Country club and also two dining clubs

Tennessee

Tennessee

Lane Kiffin


Head coach
Term: Through Dec. 31, 2014 ($2 million, without incentives/perks)
Annual base salary: $350,000 (annual increase to $375,000; $400,000; $425,000; $450,000; $475,000)
Radio/TV: $800,000 (annual increase to $850,000; $875,000; $925,000; $975,000; $1.025 million
Equipment/apparel: $600,000 (annual increase to $650,000; $725,000; $775,000; $825,000; $875,000)
Endorsement pay: $250,000 (annual increase to $275,000; $300,000; $325,000; $350,000; $375,000)
PR: Minimum 15 fundraising appearances as determined by athletic director
NCAA violations: Kiffin agrees not to violate any NCAA rules beyond those previously reported. Bylaw 13.6.7.9 (activities) reported Jan 26, 2009; 13.1.2 (permissible recruiters) reported Feb. 13, 2009; 13.10.2 (comments before signing) reported Feb. 19, 200; 13.1.3.4 (permissible callers) reported March 18, 2009; 13.10.2 (comments before signing) reported June 5, 2009; 13.10.4 (prospect visit) reported June 25, 2009
Cars: 2
Expense allowance: Yes
Tickets: 20 season football; 6 men's basketball
Performance incentives: non-BCS bowl $40,000; BCS bowl $120,000; SEC championship game $80,000; SEC champion $120,000; BCS game $160,000 or BCS champion $280,000
Coaching awards: SEC coach of year $50,000; national coach of year $50,000
Academic incentives: APR of 925, $40,000
Termination by school: $7.5 million in 2009 and 2010; $6.25 million in 2011 and 2012; $5 million in 2013 and 2014
Buyout: $1 million in 2009; $800,000 in 2010; $600,000 in 2011; $400,000 in 2012; $200,000 in 2013

Assistant football coaches
Monte Kiffin, defensive coordinator
Term: Through 2011 season (guaranteed $3.9 million)
Annual base salary: $275,000 ($1.5 million this season)
Other compensation: $925,000
Retention bonus: $300,000 after 2009 season; $200,000 after 2010 season
Cars: 2
Performance incentives: Scoring defense top 3 in SEC or top 10 NCAA $50,000; total defense top 3 SEC or top 10 NCAA $50,000; pass efficient defense top 3 SEC or top 10 NCAA $20,000; rushing defense top 3 SEC or top 10 NCAA $20,000; passing defense top 3 SEC or top 10 NCAA $20,000 (Cumulative bonuses, but maximum $100,000)
Buyout: No

Ed Orgeron, assistant head coach/recruiting coordinator/defensive line
Term: Through 2011 season ($1.95 guaranteed)
Annual base salary: $275,000
Other compensation: $375,000
Car: 1
Buyout: $325,000
Performance incentives: Top 5 recruiting class $25,000; defensive leads SEC in sacks $25,000

Jim Chaney, offensive coordinator/tight ends
Term: Through 2011 season ($1.17 million guaranteed)
Annual base salary: $275,000
Other compensation: $105,000
Car: 1
Buyout: $190,000
Performance incentives: Yes

Lance Thompson, linebackers
Term: Through 2011 season
Annual base salary: $275,000
Other compensation: $75,000
Car: 1
Buyout: $200,000
Performance incentives: Yes

Eddie Gran, running backs/special teams (hired by Florida State)
Term: Through 2010 season
Annual base salary: $185,000
Car: 1
Buyout: $92,500
Performance incentives: Yes

David Reaves, quarterbacks
Term: Through 2010 season
Annual base salary: $150,000
Car: 1
Buyout: $50,000
Performance incentives: Yes

James Cregg, offensive line
Term: Through 2010 season
Annual base salary: $150,000
Car: 1
Buyout: $50,000
Performance incentives: Yes

Willie Garza, defensive backs
Term: Through 2010 season
Annual base salary: $110,000
Car: 1
Buyout: $55,000
Performance incentives: Yes

Frank Wilson, wide receivers
Term: Through 2010 season
Annual base salary: $150,000
Car: 1
Buyout: No
Performance incentives: yes

AD Mike Hamilton
Term: Through June 30, 2014
Annual salary base: $350,000 (estimated $500,000, without perks and incentives)
TV/radio/apparel compensation: $90,000
Retention bonus: $125,000 (July 1, 2009) and $300,000 (June 30, 2014, if still AD)
Performance, academic and discretionary bonuses: max $250,000
Travel: Reimburse for spouse accompanying him on UT business
Expense account: $35,000
Cars: 2
Tickets: Neyland Stadium skybox, including 16 admission tickets and six additional football tickets; 8 tickets to men's and women's basketball and baseball; 6 tickets for away football and men's basketball games; 12 postseason tickets for football and men's basketball
Hotel: For postseason football and men's basketball, a hotel suite and two additional regular hotel rooms

President Jan Simek (interim)
Term: Up to two years
Annual salary base: $400,000
Perks: No
End of service: Upon return to full-time tenured faculty position, base salary is to be 75 percent of interim president base salary. Also entitled to one semester of leave with pay to be taken within one year of stepping down as interim president

Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt (private university, not subject to public records law).