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Gill in upper tier of Big 12 coach's pay

Turner Gill might be the newest head coach in the Big 12, but his annual salary will rank him in the top half of the conference, Kansas announced Wednesday.

According to the school, Gill has signed a five-year, $10 million contract that will make him the fifth-highest paid coach in the conference.  While the amount puts Gill in the top half of the conference, it falls short of what his predecessor was pulling in — Mark Mangino made $2.3 million in his final season with the Jayhawks.

“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 will have a base salary of $229,900, and an annual “media payment” of $1,770,100.  He’s also eligible for up to $400,000 in bonuses annually.  From the Topeka Capital-Journal:

Big 12 Regular-Season Championship: $25,000 Bowl Game Participation: One month’s salary BCS Bowl Game Participation: $50,000 National Coach of the Year: $100,000 KU wins BCS National Championship: $200,000

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  1. RichattheLake says: Jan 28, 2010 11:12 AM

    Kansas winning the BCS Championship? I’ll bet they were giggling when they put that clause in the contract. Great basketball program but BCS Championship? C’mon.

  2. Sean Martin says: Jan 28, 2010 11:34 AM


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