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Most contracts include staying bonuses, performance incentives

By Jake Trotter Published: July 20, 2008
An in-depth look at the contracts of Big 12 head coaches revealed lengthy documents, in some cases complex, detailing everything from where the coach will have a free golf membership to how many free tickets he gets to a football game.

On top of that, lump sum payments and staying bonuses are increasing in popularity. Oklahoma's Bob Stoops, Texas' Mack Brown and Texas Tech's Mike Leach are among the many coaches in college football who are due to receive staying bonuses in the next couple of years.

This past week, Kansas coach Mark Mangino had a $1.5 million retention bonus added to his contract if he stays at KU through 2012.

Following this season, Stoops will receive a $3 million bonus for having coached the Sooners for 10 years.

That's on top of the already $2.77 million he'll receive in guaranteed income, not counting any performance-based bonuses he could earn.

Not only does Brown earn a bonus of $300,000 each year, he will make an additional $3 million if he coaches through the 2010 season.

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