LOS ANGELES -- After helping turn around the UCLA
football program, coach Karl Dorrell agreed to a new five-year
contract, the school announced Friday.
Dorrell's deal includes guaranteed compensation of $850,000 per
year plus a new incentives package with a maximum of $505,000
and runs through the 2010 season. He can earn an additional
$500,000 if he fulfills the entire five years of the agreement.
The original contract Dorrell signed prior to being hired in
2003 paid him $600,000 per year plus incentives.
In 2005, UCLA won 10 games for only the seventh time in school
history, finishing the season with a 50-38 victory over
Northwestern in the Sun Bowl.
"We are excited about the direction of the program," athletic
director Dan Guerrero said. "Karl is an outstanding leader, and
we feel the future of UCLA football is very bright with him in
Dorrell has posted a 22-15 record in three seasons.
"There is no place I would rather be coaching than at UCLA,"
said Dorrell, a wide receiver at the school during his playing
days. "My goal, and the goal of our staff, players and
administration, is to keep building this program to the level
necessary to compete for the Pac-10 title every year and contend
for the national championship."