STILLWATER - Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy will receive a $400,000 bonus for getting his Cowboys to their third consecutive bowl appearance.
A clause in Gundy's contract indicates he is to receive the bonus if the Cowboys make three bowl appearances in any five-year period. Ranked 9-3 overall and ranked 13th in The Associated Press poll, OSU will face 15th-ranked Oregon in Tuesday's Holiday Bowl at San Diego. Gundy was paid $1.05 million this year. His current contract will be voided on Jan. 1, at which point he will be employed under the terms of a new, seven-year deal. On Dec. 5, it was announced that Gundy had accepted the terms of a $15.7 million contract. Over the life of the contract, his average annual compensation will be more than $2.2 million.