Texas A&M Gives Kevin Sumlin a $5 Million a Year Deal
Texas A&M’s Kevin Sumlin will become college football’s third $5 million-a-year coach under a six-year contract extension that was approved by the university’s board of regents and executed Thursday, according to a release from the school’s athletics department.
The deal runs through Dec. 31, 2019, and includes a $5 million buyout if Sumlin decides to terminate it without cause.
Sumlin joins Alabama’s Nick Saban and Texas’ Mack Brown as coaches with recurring compensation from their schools of at least $5 million.
Arkansas’ Bret Bielema is making nearly $5.2 million for this season, but almost $2 million of that is related to Arkansas’ payment of Bielema’s $1 million buyout to Wisconsin and the taxes associated with the buyout payment.
The six-year deal was announced Nov. 30, just before the Aggies played Missouri in a game they ended up losing.