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9.07.2009

We have contracts

Hey everyone. I hope you're having a swell Labor Day. I was in a movie when these contracts rolled into my inbox and, honestly, my iPhone just couldn't make this happen. Maybe I need a better device.

Auburn officially responded today to the Advertiser's request for documents related to coaches and their compensation. Football coaches. So let's get to it.

You already know a lot of this stuff. I'm going to list it anyway.

GENE CHIZIK, head coach
  • Five-year deal. It ends Dec. 31, 2013.

  • Base salary is $500,000 per year. It's payable in equal installments doled out each month. He also is entitled to an additional $1.4 million per year via other deals discussed below. His total compensation is $1.9 million per year.

  • His buyout is $500,000 for every year remaining on the contract. That's a two-way deal. Auburn owes him if Auburn terminates the deal. He owes Auburn if he terminates the deal.

  • Auburn paid Iowa State $750,000 to buy Chizik out of his previous deal. That debt will be "forgiven" at a rate of $150,000 per year. If he leaves, he owes the remaining sum. Half is due within 30 days. The rest is due within a year. If Auburn dumps Chizik without cause, the remaining debt will be forgiven.

  • Let's look at the incentives:

      ACADEMIC INCENTIVES

    • If the team's annual APR is above .930, Chizik receives $25,000.

    • If the team's annual APR is above .950, Chizik receives $50,000 plus the $25,000. So it's $75,000.

    • If the team's annual APR is 1.000, Chizik receives $75,000 plus the other bonuses. So it's $150,000.


      COMPETITIVE SUCCESS
    • If Auburn wins 10 games, Chizik receives $75,000.

    • If Auburn wins 11 games, Chizik receives $100,000.

    • If Auburn wins 12 games, Chizik receives $125,000.

    • If Auburn wins 13 games, Chizik receives $150,000.

    • If Auburn wins 14 games, Chizik receives $200,000.

      (Unlike the academic bonuses, these do not combine.)

    • If Auburn loses in the SEC Championship game, Chizik receives $100,000.

    • If Auburn wins in the SEC Championship game, Chizik receives $200,000.

    • If Auburn receives an at-large bid to a BCS game, Chizik receives $50,000.

    • If Auburn plays in a non-BCS bowl, Chizik receives $50,000.

    • If Auburn finishes in the top five of the Associated Press or USA Today/ESPN polls, Chizik receives $100,000.

    • If Chizik is named Southeastern Conference coach of the year (by AP or the coaches), Chizik receives $100,000. (With a $100,000 maximum.)

    • If Chizik is named national coach of the year (by AP, AFCA, Walter Camp or Home Depot) or Chizik wins the Bryant Award, Chizik receives $100,000. (With a $100,000 maximum.)

    • If Auburn wins a national championship, Chizik receives $500,000.

    • Payments are due by Jan. 15 of the next calendar year.

    • Auburn also may create and disburse other "discretionary bonuses" if university officials consider that appropriate.


  • PERSONAL ENDORSEMENT RIGHTS: In exchange for $700,000 per year, Chizik reliquishes all endorsement rights to the university. That includes shoe and apparel deals. That includes book deals, magazines, videos and websites. The university has the option of selling assigning these rights to a company.

  • APPEARANCES: In exchange for another $700,000 per year, Chizik agrees to appear in 12 post-game shows (ie Auburn Football Review), at least 12 radio shows (ie Tiger Talk), 14 "mid-week call-in shows," 60-second halftime interviews, 14 taped interview segments to to be aired during the weekly television show, a one-hour postgame television interview after every game, a 15-minute radio interview before every game, a 15-minute postgame radio interview after every game and lots of appearances at "Program Scholarship Functions."

  • AUTOMOBILE: Auburn is obligated to provide Chizik with two cars, though they may be "dealer cars," and to assume all costs associated with gas, service, maintenance and insurance.

  • COACHING STAFF: Auburn is obligated to let Chizik have "primary responsibility to select, employ and terminate his staff." Candidates must first be vetted via the SEC and NCAA. Chizik is prohibited from supplementing, "directly or indirectly," the compensation awarded to any assistant coach or university employee.

  • PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYMENT: Chizik is obligated to notify the athletic director if he or his representatives discuss "directly or indirectly his prospective employment with any other institution of higher learning or professional athletic team."

  • PERSONAL CONDUCT CLAUSE: Auburn reserves the right to terminate Chizik (and the contract) if he engages in behavior "that is unreasonably contrary to the public image and conduct Auburn expects from its Head Coach."


OTHER CONTRACTS
  • Ted Rood, defensive coordinator: 3-year deal worth $370k/year.
  • Gus Malzahn, offensive coordinator: 3-year deal worth $350k/year.
  • Trooper Taylor, assistant coach: 3-year deal worth $320k/year.
  • Tracy Rocker, assistant coach: 2-year deal worth $300k/year.
  • Jeff Grimes, assistant coach: 2-year deal worth $290k/year.
  • Tommy Thigpen, assistant coach: 2-year deal worth $250k/year.
  • Curtis Luper, assistant coach: 2-year deal worth $260k/year.
  • Phillip Lolley, assistant coach: 2-year deal worth $210k/year.
  • Jay Boulware, assistant coach: 2-year deal worth $210k/year.


SEC CONTRACTS*
(*According to the Orlando Sentinel)
  1. Urban Meyer, Florida -- $4 million
  2. Nick Saban, Alabama -- $3.9 million
  3. Les Miles, LSU -- $3.8 million
  4. Bob Petrino, Arkansas -- $2.9 million
  5. Mark Richt, Georgia -- $2.9 million
  6. Houston Nutt, Ole Miss -- $2.5 million
  7. Lane Kiffin, Tennessee -- $2 million
  8. Gene Chizik, Auburn -- $1.9 million
  9. Steve Spurrier, South Carolina -- $1.8 million
  10. Rich Brooks, Kentucky -- $1.25 million
  11. Dan Mullen, Mississippi State -- $1.2 million
  12. Bobby Johnson, Vanderbilt -- $1.1 million

451 Comments:

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Blogger Jet said...

Make it flip, Daddy

9:54 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

YES

9:54 PM  
Blogger j-z said...

DOH!

9:55 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Thunder stealer.

9:55 PM  
Blogger Monica said...

I'm sorry Norm. I'll never point it out again.

9:55 PM  
Blogger Miller said...

Norm,
I'm with you... I miss JA.

9:55 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

y'all need to work on your timing. Or perhaps you're running your routes to deep.

9:56 PM  
Blogger Miller said...

I run the double move...all you gotta do is hit me in stride.

9:57 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

?Donde esta Jhag?

Is he in Tally?

Woot!

9:57 PM  
Blogger Miller said...

Have we made any predictions for the upcoming game yet?

Anybody?


MSU - 6
AU - 33

9:59 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

34-10

10:00 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Miller - that's more points than either team scored in the last matchup.

10:01 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

AU 31
MSU 14

10:02 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Or, than one team scored altogether.

10:02 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Auburn - 56
Miss St - 3

10:03 PM  
Blogger IV said...

AU 3, MSU 2.

10:03 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

wow, circa 1971, Michael.

10:03 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I'd love to see Miami win this game.

10:03 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I say AU 31, MSU 6.

10:04 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

I'm smellin' a Wide Right.

10:04 PM  
Blogger j-z said...

AU 41
Infidels 13

10:04 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

oops, that was 1970.... 56-0

10:04 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Boo Miami! Go Noles!

10:04 PM  
Blogger michael said...

TD NOLES!!!!!

10:05 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

I was wrong. I had passed gas.

10:05 PM  
Blogger Miller said...

My dog just killed a rabbit in the backyard...


Well, either a rabbit or a cat... I can't tell. There's not much left.

10:05 PM  
Blogger IV said...

Well, how 'bout that sports fans?

10:05 PM  
Blogger j-z said...

Why can't they both lose?

10:05 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

The game is Cornhole. It is really beanbags for adults. It originated in Cincinnati while we were there.

Cornhole

There is an official organization and sanctioned tournaments and everything.

10:06 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

AU 45, More Cowbell 20

10:06 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

we 31 they 12

10:06 PM  
Blogger michael said...

I guess you can't sing Elvis Presley's "Hound Dog" to your dog anymore, D Miller.

10:07 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

Is your dog named "Onterio?"

10:07 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

so, do we need to debate which was the better tv game USC vs NCSU or Miami vs FSU?

no, I guess we don't

10:08 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

Now, you can sign Kentucky Rain. I like that one better anyway.

10:08 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Wow, did you guys see the catch on that two point conversion? And did you see Ponder try to congratulate the receiver mid-run-to-the-sideline-and-stare? You just don't do that. He was rightfully ignored.

10:08 PM  
Blogger IV said...

Cincy,

I have so many comments about your game but I just ain't gonna do it. This is a family blog.

Note to self don't ever get involved in a game of CH.

10:09 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

Kentucky Rain is in my iTunes. I think it's the only EP tune there.

10:10 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

nope, I take that back. In the Ghetto is there, too.

10:11 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

IV,
You'd love it. I thought the same thing when I first heard of it. I was from the east side of Cincinnati, so I hated even saying it. But, I love to play. Anyone who comes to our tailgate has an open invitation to a game.

10:11 PM  
Blogger michael said...

cincy, you were in on the ground floor of cornhole? Impressive, it is played quite regularly at colleges and beaches around the nation.

10:11 PM  
Blogger Jet said...

I've got ..

Don't Be Cruel
Jailhouse Rock
Hound Dog
Little Sister

But I'm looking for Norm's HS band cover of "Super Freak."

10:13 PM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

what a leg!

10:13 PM  
Blogger IV said...

Cincy,

Do new players have to be the pitcher or the pitchee?

10:13 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

michael,
Let's just say I was in the city when it got started. It took a bit of time for it to spread to the east side. We were a little frightened of the west side. :)

10:14 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Everyone pitches. There are two teams of two players each. Each team takes turns pitching bags, trying to get theirs in the hole or knock the opposing team off the board. Very simple rules. I just don't throw very straight. People have learned to stay out of my line of fire.

10:16 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

New thread UPZ.

10:16 PM  
Blogger Peter Frankenschmidt said...

THT, just saw your Cabos link. They recently (well, a year ago) opened a location in Jacksonville Beach, too.

10:17 PM  
Blogger IV said...

Cincy,

I don't think that I would use the word straight in describing this game. Is it played alot in prisons?

10:17 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

I have more of The King on my iPod than I care to look at and post here.

Jet - I'm fairly certain that you won't find it.

10:18 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

IV,
You are so bad!

10:18 PM  
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