Muschamp agrees to five-year, $13.5M contract

By Adam Silverstein
December 14, 2010

Florida Gators head coach Will Muschamp will earn $2.7 million per season under his new five-year contract with the University of Florida. Muschamp, who was making $900,000 per year as defensive coordinator and coach-in-waiting with the Texas Longhorns, more than tripled his annual salary with this move.

Though there are obviously additional incentives that could bump up the total value of Muschamp’s contract – including provisions for winning the Southeastern Conference and/or National Championship, earning certain honors, etc. – he will earn $13.5 million over the life of the deal if he completes it.

Florida’s coach’s television and radio shows and endorsement opportunities from university sponsors and local companies significantly increase Muschamp’s total earning potential.

Chances are Muschamp will end up re-negotiating his contract to a higher figure should he perform exceptionally well or be let go before it ends after the 2015 season.

With the deal he becomes the fifth-highest paid coach in the SEC behind Alabama’s Nick Saban, LSU’s Les Miles, Arkansas’ Bobby Petrino and Georgia’s Mark Richt. Auburn’s Gene Chizik ($2.1 million) and South Carolina’s Steve Spurrier ($2 million) will likely receive new deals after the season bumping them ahead of Muschamp.

The Gainesville Sun first reported Muschamp’s contract information.

Photo Credit: Brian Bahr/Getty Images

7 Comments

  1. Gatorbuc15 says:

    Nice contract.

  2. David says:

    Use the money saved from Meyer’s contract to pay some great coaches!

  3. npgator says:

    Adam – have you seen or heard that we will be wearing new uniforms for the bowl game?

    • Yes. They’re barely different. I’ll post later when all of the official pictures are released. It’s just the white uniform with some raised lines and different shoes/gloves.

  4. g8ter27 says:

    I would like the team to sport some new fire and energy (trying not to be offensive here) for the bowl game and wear the same uniform rather than new uniforms with same attitude. (and O-Line and D-Line and backers, I am talking about you specifically) cause Johnny can’t help it, he is what he is.

  5. Scooterp says:

    sounds about right…….for now.

  6. G8trpls says:

    The Gators outback bowl uniforms…….. [will be posted later when I receive all of the press pictures – edited by Adam]

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