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Mark Stoops leads the nation in Contract Bonus Money Received

Mark Stoops has done things with this Kentucky Football team that we haven’t seen in years. Now, he is continuing to get rewarded for his team’s good play.

USA Today wrote an article this morning discussing the bonuses in contracts from coaches across the nation. Currently, at least a dozen coaches have made over $150,000 in bonuses from their teams play.

Who leads the nation in bonus money received? Why that would be the Kentucky head coach. Stoops has already accounted for $750,000 in extra money with an opportunity to get another $250,000 if the Cats can win their bowl game.

That total currently ranks first in the nation for bonus money. Iowa’s Kirk Ferentz is second with $600,000 with over half of that coming from the Hawkeyes’ win this weekend.

In my opinion, Stoops should be in the running for National Coach of the Year. Sure, the loss at Tennessee was embarrassing, but the rest of the season has been incredibly impressive for a team that most wondered if they’d even win 6 games. Even if he doesn’t win the award, he is definitely getting rewarded in other ways.

Multiple other coaches have their chance to continue to add to their bank account with their teams play over the next few weeks. For more on it, you can read USA Today’s article on it by clicking here.

Article written by Sam Gormley

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22 Comments for Mark Stoops leads the nation in Contract Bonus Money Received

  1. FlatTopsAndBlockedShots
    2:07 pm November 25, 2018 Permalink

    In two more years, if UK does anything similar to what they did this year FSU is going to throw some MAJOR $$$ Stoops’ way because Willie Taggart simply isn’t it.

  2. Duuuuuude
    2:35 pm November 25, 2018 Permalink

    Stoops base salary is 23rd on the list at $4,000,000. He has a heavy bonus which if he maxes out would take him to $7,100,000 which would still only be 5th when compared to other coaches base pay. I love the bonus pay, and he is worth every dime of that. No other coach approaches Stoops base pay except for Herm Edwards of Arizona State. Will Taggart’s salary at Florida State is $5,000,000. but with the bonus Stoops will be paid more.

    Stoops has the best coaching job in America. He can wins a year and KY will build a statue in his honor and name roads after him. Any other job would get fired.

    • Duuuuuude
      2:36 pm November 25, 2018 Permalink

      No other coach approaches Stoops bonus pay but Herm Edwards.

    • unbridled
      10:55 pm November 25, 2018 Permalink

      I’m cool with firing.

  3. sram
    2:52 pm November 25, 2018 Permalink

    If the Cats win 10 games he will get a two year extension on his contract. He had already earned a one year extension…..

    Well deserved….

  4. Catcasey1
    4:51 pm November 25, 2018 Permalink

    Pay the man

  5. cats646
    4:54 pm November 25, 2018 Permalink

    Give him more!!!!

    5:42 pm November 25, 2018 Permalink

    Stoops should definitely get SEC COTY…by a comfortable margin… but not NCOTY. That honor should go to the UCF coach Josh Heupel , IMO, for coming in behind Frost and keeping the streak alive. If Stoops had just the 1 loss to Georgia, then yeah I’d say that’d be NCOTY-worthy.

  7. BigolBlue
    6:01 pm November 25, 2018 Permalink

    Give him some of Cals salary. He has deserved it

    • bigbluebanana
      6:32 pm November 25, 2018 Permalink

      No no no no…we aren’t going to let you come in now and act like you’ve been happy with Stoops. No one other than combatmedic98 has talked more trash than you. You’re not gonna come in here and pretend like you were with us and the staff all year. We all know what a useless and negative pos you’ve been.

    • BigolBlue
      10:06 pm November 25, 2018 Permalink

      Haha. Banana boy almost pissed himself. The statement was more of a jab at cal

    • CombatMedic_98
      10:50 pm November 25, 2018 Permalink

      Big blue banana is girl by the way…

    • bigbluebanana
      1:57 am November 26, 2018 Permalink

      Oh good, you’re back. Was getting boring just demolishing bigolblue. BTW, I’m not a girl, but if I were, so what? Your comment makes it seem like there’s something wrong with being a girl. Like being a girl warrants being made fun of? I know about 50% of the entire living population who would for sure disagree with you. Also, are you two fellas aware that the person who owns y’all the most is a girl? Booby alone makes you two look dumb all the time.

      Also, bigolblue, when you have to explain your joke, it’s not a joke. It’s a failure, much like yourself.

    • CombatMedic_98
      10:53 pm November 25, 2018 Permalink

      When did I give you permission to use my name again…Quit paTROLLING people’s post…and I told you stop using my name in public trying to get PR time with my name…you’re not allowed to do that no more…already discussed this with you already…thanks

    • Catlogic15
      7:34 pm November 25, 2018 Permalink

      Stoops had some help. Multi-million pledge for new training facilities (which Brooks begged for), upgrade/cash influx of stadium improvements, benefit of SEC Network monies, and thankfully, Big Dog Marrow. It wasn’t Stoops brilliant X’s and O’s. He walked into a good plan, a plan that existed before he was hired.

    • cheekdaddy
      8:20 pm November 25, 2018 Permalink

      I don’t believe it was here when he was hired! Joker had us in the dumpster! Stoops, if nothing else, changed The programs culture and he deserves to be paid. He’s done just as he was asked when he was hired!

    • unbridled
      10:58 pm November 25, 2018 Permalink

      Stoops is a stooge and cal is a hall of gamer. Try harder kid.

    • unbridled
      10:58 pm November 25, 2018 Permalink


  8. N-UR-i
    6:24 pm November 25, 2018 Permalink

    And he deserves every penny of it.

  9. east-ky-boy
    10:50 pm November 25, 2018 Permalink

    I’m glad we are paying him well. If we wasn’t, I’d be worried we would loose him.

  10. unbridled
    11:03 pm November 25, 2018 Permalink

    Are you people seriously that impressed with mark stoops? The team has won despite him and his staff this year. Good grief people. Yes he has recruited decently but let’s not act like the stars didn’t align for the cats to win as many games as they have. Not to mention he is not the sole reason for the uptick in recruiting. The guy is in over his head. Can we please back the money truck up and get a real coach now? Thanks.

    • cats646
      12:10 am November 26, 2018 Permalink

      Wtf is wrong with you?? 2-10, 5-7, 5-7, 7-6, 7-6, 9-3 with the biggest bowl game we’ve had in decades!! Not to mention he ended the FLORIDA streak!! We also DESTROYED UofL, KILLED Mississippi st. and won the most games we’ve won in YEARS!!!! Some people just can’t comprehend. Smh.