Oregon head coach Bellotti gets five-year extension

Updated: February 5, 2007, 6:05 PM ET
Associated Press

EUGENE, Ore. -- Oregon football coach Mike Bellotti has agreed to a five-year contract extension, the school said Monday.

Bellotti, 56, gets a salary of $150,000 a year, with a guaranteed base of $650,000 in compensation that includes such things as car, country club membership and TV contract, a university spokesman said.

The contract also includes incentive payments that could boost his annual take to $1.1 million.

"He'd have to win a national championship to max out at the $1 million figure," said Dave Williford, the university's media services director.

Athletic Director Bill Moos said in a statement the agreement would provide stability for the football program and cited Bellotti's record in 12 years: 10 of the school's 20 bowl appearances and second in Pac-10 overall victories. He is the only coach to have led Oregon to 10 or more wins in a season, and has done it three times.

The Ducks were 7-6 last season.


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