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Here are some details of Mark Stoops' contract. Lots of incentives; if he wins, he gets PAID:

-- Runs for five years.
-- Has a base salary of $400,000
-- Has a guaranteed media/endorsements salary that pays $1.6 million the first year $2 million in the fifth year (each year has a $100,000 escalation).

He also has numerous incentives:
-- He will receive $100,000 for every SEC win past the first one, and $100,000 for any season with 5+ SEC wins (so $200,000 for a three-win SEC year, $500,000 for five-win year, $800,000 for an 8-0 SEC season).
-- He gets $100,000 for winning the SEC East.
-- He gets $200,000 for winning the SEC or reaching a BCS bowl game. He gets an extra $200,000 on top of that if he wins the national championship.
-- If he makes a non-BCS bowl game, he will either get $50,000 or $125,000, depending on how ticket sales for the game go (he gets the higher incentive if revenue exceeds $2 million).
-- He gets $25,000 for a GPA of 2.75 or better.
-- He gets $25,000 for a .950 APR score.
-- He gets $50,000 for being named SEC coach of the year.
-- He gets $75,000 for being named national coach of the year.

-- In the "random contract notes" department, he gets $1,250 in footwear, apparel and equipment each year. He gets two cars and a golf course membership provided by the university. He gets 16 tickets for each home game. He gets four tickets to home basketball games.

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