Originally created 08/27/99

Coaches' contracts



South Carolina, Lou Holtz (O-0, 0-0)

Amount: $600,000 ($150,000 base salary, $350,000 for television and radio package, $100,000 for apparel.)

Years remaining: Signed five-year deal July 7; no buy-out clause.

Potential bonuses: $25,000 for making a bowl game; $50,000 for winning SEC's East Division; $75,000 for winning national championship.

Perks and quirks: $600,000 life insurance policy; disability insurance for $97,500; luxury box at Williams-Brice Stadium with 16 seats; eight tickets to each home game; 12 tickets to each road game; 24 tickets for a bowl; two cars, membership to university's country club; house worth $450,000 purchased by the university.

Georgia, Jim Donnan (23-11, 15-9)

Amount:$750,000 ($150,000 base salary, $100,000 per year annuity to be paid after five years, $300,000 for television and radio package, $150,000 apparel endorsements, $50,000 for sports camps.)

Years remaining:Five left from five-year deal that was increased to six years last fall; no buy-out.

Potential bonuses:Can collect $500,000, plus interest, if he remains at Georgia for five years.

Perks and quirks:Two cars, plus $400 per car annually for insurance, gas and maintenance; tickets to home and away games.

Georgia Tech, George O'Leary (21-13, 28-21)

Amount: $630,000 ($200,000 base salary; $125,000 for apparel; $275,000 television and radio package; $30,000 for life insurance.)

Years remaining: Six, signed six-year deal Dec. 4; buy-out and rollover included.

Potential bonuses: $25,000 for each season Tech has a graduation rate of 70 percent; $25,000 for making a bowl game; $25,000 for winning bowl game; $20,000 for participating in preseason bowl game; $25,000 for conference championship or co-championship.

Perks and quirks: Provided with two automobiles; membership to Indian Hills Country Club; $712,840 life insurance plan; 20 tickets to each home game and two skyboxes at Bobby Dodd Stadium; 10 tickets to bowl games; six tickets to each home basketball game and the ACC Tournament

Tennessee, Phillip Fulmer (67-11, 43-7)

Amount: $1 million ($175,000 base salary, $425,000 for television and radio package, $275,000 for apparel endorsements.) Annuity worth $125,000 annually, paid out after five years.

Years remaining: Six, from six-year deal signed in December 1998; no buy-out clause.

Potential bonuses: Month's salary for making bowl game.

Perks and quirks: Two cars, both Lexus, for he and his wife, Vicky. Tickets to home and road games.

Auburn, Tommy Tuberville (0-0, 0-0)

Amount: $670,000 ($155,000 base salary, $235,000 for television and radio package, $255,000 for apparel endorsements, $25,000 for entertainment expenses.)

Years remaining: Five-years; includes buy-out.

Potential bonuses: One-year extension for 10-win season; $50,000 and two-year extension for division championship; three-year extension and $75,000 for SEC championship; $100,000 and five-year extension for national championship; $50,000 for alliance bowl appearance; one-month bonus if graduation rate is equal or better to Auburn's overall average undergraduate rate; $50,000 for five years without SEC or NCAA sanction; $100,000 if he spends five years at Auburn.

Perks and quirks: Gold Mercedes and sport utility vehicle, plus gas, maintenance and insurance; 20 tickets to each home game, four tickets to each road game.

Arkansas, Houston Nutt (9-3, 6-2)

Amount: $650,000 ($118,000 base salary. The remaining $532,000 is composed of bonuses that are not public record in Arkansas.)

Years remaining: One-year contract signed before 1998 season was rolled over for five years after the Razorbacks' 9-3 season.

Potential bonuses: A month's salary for a bowl appearance; higher bonuses for SEC Championship or national title.

Perks and quirks: Housing allowance of $10,000; membership at Paradise Valley Country Club in Fayetteville, Ark., worth $1,500 per year; skybox at Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville; booth at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock, Ark.; eight tickets for each game, home and away; two Ford Explorers.

Kentucky, Hal Mumme (12-11, 6-10)

Amount: $706,820 ($167,500 base salary, $539,320 radio/television/apparel package.)

Years remaining: Five after recent signing of five-year contract; buy-out worth $250,000 for each year remaining.

Potential bonuses: One month's salary for bowl appearance, $500,000 retention bonus if stays at Kentucky through December, 2003.

Perks and quirks: Two cars (Cadillac and sport utility vehicle); 20 tickets to each home game (Includes private luxury box and six season tickets); four season tickets to Wildcats' home basketball games.

Louisiana State, Gerry DiNardo (30-16-1, 18-13-1)

Amount: $585,000 ($235,000 base salary, $300,000 radio and television package, $50,000 apparel package).

Years remaining: Four, after signing rollover five-year contract before 1998 season; no buy-out clause

Potential bonuses: Ten percent salary bonus with major bowl appearance

Perks and quirks: Luxury box for family and friends at home games; 22 tickets to each home game; Ford Expedition

Mississippi State, Jackie Sherrill (49-42-2, 30-32-1)

Amount: base $650,000 ($155,000 base salary; radio, television and apparel packages are not of public record in state of Mississippi)

Years remaining: Four years left on contract renewed after 1998 SEC Championship game; no buy-out clause

Potential bonuses: Contract contains incentives for winning the SEC Western Division, the SEC Championship, finishing in the Top 25 and winning the national championship.

Perks and quirks: Ten tickets to home games

Alabama, Mike DuBose (11-12, 6-10)

Amount: $500,000 ($150,000 base salary; $350,000 radio, television and apparel deals).

Years remaining:Three (original five-year deal recently was reduced by two years after DuBose admitted to lying about relationship with university employee)

Potential bonuses: Freeze on compensation package instituted recently; penalized $360,000 over remainder of contract; not eligible for a pay raise for rest of contract

Perks and quirks:Tickets to home games

Vanderbilt, Woody Widenhofer (5-17, 1-15)

Amount: $250,000 (salary breakdown is not available by Vanderbilt, a private university)

Years remaining: Three years left on a five-year deal signed in December 1996.

Potential bonuses: unavailable

Perks and quirks: Cadillac, leased through the university

Mississippi, David Cutcliffe (0-0, 0-0)

Amount: $450,000, including radio, television and apparel package

Years remaining: Four, signed a four-year contract in December; buy-out included

Potential bonuses: Incentives for winning division title, SEC Championship and appearing in bowl game

Perks and quirks: Sport-utility vehicle, family skybox for home games

Florida, Steve Spurrier (93-18-1, 62-7)

Amount: $2 million ($200,000 base salary; $750,000 equipment and apparel package; $600,000 television/radio package; $250,000 public relations stipend; $200,000 retirement and health package.)

Years remaining: Four years left from five-year deal signed after national championship season of 1996; no buy-out clause.

Potential bonuses: Two-month salary bonus for winning SEC championship, $50,000 for winning national championship, two months salary bonus for 70 percent graduation rate

Perks and quirks: Twelve tickets to each game, home and away; a Buick Regal and a mini-van.

Clemson, Tommy Bowden (0-0, 0-0)

Amount: $700,000 ($155,000 base salary, $325,000 for television and radio package, $180,000 for apparel.)

Years remaining: Five, signed five-year deal Jan. 5; $1.2 million buy-out, not including $155,000 per year remaining if he breaks contract

Potential bonuses: $12,917 for bowl appearance, $25,833 for a Bowl Championship Series bid, $51,667 for winning national championship.

Perks and quirks: Will be provided with two new cars including tax and insurance each year; 10 tickets to each home and road game, one 22-seat executive suite for each home game at Death Valley and 20 tickets to bowl games

Duke, Carl Franks (0-0, 0-0)

Amount: $200,000

Years remaining: Four

Potential bonuses: unavailable.

Perks and quirks: unavailable.

Florida State, Bobby Bowden (219-53-4, 54-2)

Amount: $1 million ($500,000 base salary, $275,000 for television and radio package, $225,000 for apparel)

Years remaining: 1 year left in five-year dealPotential bonuses: unavailable

Perks and quirks: Commercial compensation in form of Mercedes-Benz from auto dealership; $4,000 home alarm system; lifetime supply of Golden Flakes potato chips.

Maryland, Ron Vanderlinden (5-17, 2-14)

Amount: $134,175 base salary.

Years remaining: Three years left in five-year deal

Potential bonuses: unavailable

Perks and quirks: unavailable

North Carolina, Carl Torbush (8-5, 5-3)

Amount: $495,000 ($135,000 base salary; $185,000 for television and radio package; $150,000 for apparel; $25,000 expense account)

Years remaining: Four-years left in five-year deal

Potential bonuses: $16,200 for making a bowl game

Perks and quirks: $5,000 Nike merchandise credit, apparel deal increases $10,000 annually

North Carolina State, Mike O'Cain (35-34, 23-25)

Amount: $135,000

Years remaining: In first year of 4-year contract extension with buy- out clause

Potential bonuses: unavailable

Perks and quirks: unavailable

Virginia, George Welsh (121-75-3, 75-45-3)

Amount: $610,000 ($200,000 base; $250,000 television and radio; $150,000 other endorsements; $10,000 deferred expenses)

Years remaining: Recently signed a four-year extension through 2002

Potential bonuses: unavailable

Perks and quirks: unavailable

Wake Forest, Jim Caldwell (17-49, 8-40)

Amount: Estimated $275,00. Because Wake Forest is a private institution, no figures are available, but ACC sources indicate Caldwell's contract is simular to that of Duke's Carl Franks.

Years remaining: Two

Potential bonuses: unavailable

Perks and quirks: unavailable

College football coaches who make at least $1 million annually, according to various sources:

Bobby Bowden, Florida State

Mack Brown, Texas

John Cooper, Ohio State

Phillip Fulmer, Tennessee

Rick Neuheisel, Washington

Joe Paterno, Penn State

Bill Snyder, Kansas State

Steve Spurrier, Florida

Other national salaries:

Barry Alvarez, Wisconsin, $800,000

Gary Barnett, Colorado, $710,000

Butch Davis, Miami, $650,000

Paul Pasqualoni, Syracuse, $650,000

Bob Stoops, Oklahoma, $700,000

Notes:

-- -- According to the Mobile Register, Auburn's coaching staff this season will receive an average of $99,111 per coach, the highest in the SEC and possibly the highest in the nation.

-- -- The first ground-breaking salary may have been offered to Jackie Sherrill in 1982. Texas A&M completed a national search for a coach by hiring Sherrill from Pittsburgh for a $287,000 annual salary.

-- -- A 1996 survey revealed that 87 Division I schools generated $628 million from football alone, spent $328 million on that sport and allocated the rest to other sports.

In comparison

The highest-paid NFL coach is Seattle Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren, who has an eight-year, $32-million deal. He also serves as the Seahawks' general manager.

The highest-paid high school football coach in Georgia, according to a 1998 Atlanta Journal-Constitution survey, was Putnam County coach Al Reaves. He also serves as the county superintendent. Ten state coaches made more than $75,725 last season.