Kentucky’s win over Vanderbilt was ugly, but as they always say “A Win is a Win.” For Mark Stoops though, all focus goes forward to Missouri. That game could prove to be huge for the Kentucky head coach moving forward for more than just on the football field.
Steve Berkowitz, of USA Today, penned an article this morning looking into Stoops’ bonuses that are in his current contract. If he wins another game this season, he will automatically be given a one-year contract extension through 2024.
In addition, Stoops will get $250,000/per each win for the remainder of the season. This also includes postseason play. With at least six games guaranteed, he could find himself to make as much as $1.5 million for the remainder of the season.
I would be the first to admit that Stoops has earned each and every dollar so far this season and if he picks up that seventh win, I am more than okay with the immediate contract extension. That contract extension would also increase his contract buyout by just over $4 million as well.
For more on Stoops’ contract and other incentives from other coaches across the nation, check out the full article from USA Today. You can find it by clicking here. Trust me, it is an interesting read.