LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Turner Gill's five-year contract as head football coach at Kansas will pay him $2 million a year, including $1.7 million for television, radio and other media responsibilities.
Gill will be the fifth-highest paid football coach in the Big 12. He will make slightly less than Mark Mangino was paid before he resigned under pressure last year following an investigation into his treatment of players.
The school said Thursday that Gill's annual base salary is $229,900 but has several performance bonuses available. For example, he will get $25,000 if Kansas wins a regular-season conference championship, $50,000 for playing in a BCS game and $100,000 if he is named national coach of the year.
If the Jayhawks win their first national championship with the former Nebraska quarterback as the head coach, Gill will get an extra $200,000.