Michigan football coach Brady Hoke gets $125,000 bonus for Sugar Bowl victory
Melanie Maxwell | AnnArbor.com
Hoke will get a $125,000 bonus for coaching the Wolverines to a Sugar Bowl victory Tuesday night, according to a report by Crain's Detroit Business.
The bonus is part of the contract Hoke signed in March 2011, three months after being hired by Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon.
The contract averages $3.25 million a year in compensation, although Hoke's base salary is $300,000.
Hoke is one of the highest-paid college football coaches in the country.
AnnArbor.com previously reported that Hoke was set to receive $75,000 for bringing the Wolverines to a bowl game or $125,000 for coaching the team to a prominent bowl game, such as the Capital One and Outback bowls.
If the Wolverines make it to the Big Ten Conference championship game, Hoke will receive $300,000.
Brandon told Crain's that the Sugar Bowl, part of the Bowl Championship Series, is considered a prominent bowl game and thus warranted the larger bonus.