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Will Muschamp contract as Florida Gators football coach calls for big bonuses

GAINESVILLE — Florida coach Will Muschamp will earn $13.75 million over the next five years, an average of $2.75 million per year, according to his contract which was released by the University Athletic Association Thursday.

Muschamp, 39, will receive a base of $278,846.31 his first season, then $250,000 for the next four, $1.7 million for his TV/radio appearances and other public obligations, and a one-time $750,000 signing bonus. He will receive $61,000 annually for an expense account, $29,400 for pension and $260,000 each year for equipment.

If he remains for five years, Muschamp will receive a $500,000 retention bonus, to be paid on Jan. 31, 2016. If he leaves early, he will owe the UAA the same amount. Also, if Muschamp is fired without cause, he will receive $2 million annually for the remainder of his contract.

Along with his Nike bonus of $200,000 annually, Muschamp could also increase his salary by doing what Florida fans want most: winning. He could earn $37,500 for making to the SEC Championship game and $75,000 for winning the title in Atlanta. If the Gators make it to a BCS bowl game, Muschamp will earn $100,000. The BCS title game would be worth a $150,000 bonus and winning the national title would be worth $250,000.

Antonya English can be reached at english@sptimes.com.

Will Muschamp contract as Florida Gators football coach calls for big bonuses 05/05/11 [Last modified: Thursday, May 5, 2011 6:08pm]
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