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UO releases details of Mario Cristobal's contract

The details of Mario Cristobal's five-year contract with the University of Oregon were released today.

Posted: Dec 14, 2017 6:28 PM
Updated: Dec 15, 2017 9:40 AM

EUGENE, Ore. -- Duck's football coach Mario Cristobal will make $2.5 million per year over five years, according to a contract released by the University of Oregon Thursday.

Cristobal's contract is also laced with hundreds of thousands of dollars in incentives. Here's a list of the potential bonuses he makes under this deal:

- Single-year Academic Progress Rate (APR) of 985 or greater: $100,000
- Bowl Participation (one per season/not cumulative):
     -   College Football Playoff National Championship Game: $250,000
     -   College Football Playoff Semi-Final: $200,000
     -   College Football Playoff Bowl (other than CFB semi-final): $175,000
- Other Performance Incentives (cumulative): 
     -   Win College Football Playoff Nation Championship game: $500,000
     -   Win PAC-12 Championship game: $150,000
     -   Win PAC-12 North Division: $100,000 
     -   9 Regular Season Wins: $100,000
     -   10 Regular Season Wins: $100,000
     -   11 Regular Season Wins: $200,000
     -   12 Regular Season Wins: $250,000
     -   PAC-12 Conference Coach of the Year: $25,000
     -   AP or Walter Camp National Coach of the Year: $50,000

The U of O also made sure to protect themselves from Cristobal leaving Eugene anytime soon by setting high early termination penalties. Here's a list of what the school would be owed if Cristobal chooses to leave while under contract:

     -   On or before Contract Year 1: $10,000,000
     -   After Contract Year 1 but before end of Contract Year 2: $8,000,000
     -   After Contract Year 2 but before end of Contract Year 3: $6,000,000
     -   After Contract Year 3 but before end of Contract Year 4: $4,000,000
     -   After Contract Year 4 but before end of Contract Year 5: $2,000,000

If Oregon fires Cristobal before his contract is up they'll have to pay 50 percent of the remaining guaranteed base salary owed for the remainder of the term. 

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