Archive for Wednesday, January 27, 2010

KU releases details of Gill’s contract

Kansas to pay Gill $2M

KU athletic director Lew Perkins presents KU's new head football coach Turner Gill a Jayhawk hat and jersey during a press conference.

KU athletic director Lew Perkins presents KU's new head football coach Turner Gill a Jayhawk hat and jersey during a press conference.

January 27, 2010


New Kansas University football coach Turner Gill has signed a contract that will pay him $2 million a year over the next five years and make him the Big 12’s fifth highest-paid coach, the university announced Wednesday.

In addition to his annual salary ($229,900 will come as a base salary, $1,770,100 for media responsibilities), meanwhile, Gill will receive bonuses of $25,000 if Kansas wins a Big 12 regular-season championship, $50,000 if the team participates in a BCS bowl, $100,000 if he is named national coach of the year and $200,000 if Kansas wins a national championship.

He will also receive one month's salary if KU participates in a bowl game and a retention payment of $500,000 — $100,000 for each year of his contract — if he remains at Kansas throughout his five-year term.

“Turner Gill is a winner,” KU athletic director Lew Perkins said in a statement. “He is an excellent coach and a terrific person. With Turner and the outstanding staff he has assembled, Kansas fans can look forward to many exciting Saturdays at Kivisto Field at Memorial Stadium.”

Gill’s contract represents a slightly less lucrative deal than that of Kansas’ former coach, Mark Mangino, who signed a contract extension worth $2.3 million annually in the summer of 2008 before being forced to resign in December following an investigation into his treatment of players.

Mangino’s contract also included bonuses if Kansas played in a New Year’s Day bowl ($100,000) or sold 40,000 season tickets before Sept. 1 ($125,000), and a $50,000 bonus if Mangino was named Big 12 coach of the year.

Gill arrives in Lawrence after four seasons as head coach at Buffalo, where he turned a downtrodden program into a regular conference contender. Under his watch, the team won two Mid-American Conference titles and made its first bowl appearance in the program’s history.

He was named Mid-America Conference coach of the year honors in both 2007 and 2008 and was a finalist for the Bear Bryant national coach of the year award in ‘08.


Nathan Anderson 8 years ago

Hey Misery Grad,

Why don't you earn your paycheck and do some fact checking. Buffalo won 1 MAC championship and 2 division titles under Gill. Also, your idea of "regular conference contender" must be different than mine. 1 MAC title and a 3-way-tie for a division title doesn't sound regular to me.

pfunk81 8 years ago

As a Husker fan, I really can't believe he's getting that much cashola. He did a good job at Buffalo, we'll see if lightning can strike twice.

yankeevet 8 years ago

How come he didnt get a coupon for Pizzahut; like Mangino did?? Whats up with that??

newmedia 8 years ago

Let's hope it is money well spent. Time will tell...

Steve Miller 8 years ago

and how about some coupons to sonic .. over paid, way over rated and over paid !!!

areyouserious 8 years ago

Waste, Fraud, and something first and then get paid!!!!

pfunk81 8 years ago

Edjayhawk, I've been marking that down for years now, when is it going to happen? More than likely not this year.

garyr 8 years ago

I don't believe he'll be getting much "bonus" money!

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