Reviewing Houston Nutt’s contract a bit. He was paid $1.7 million for this year and is scheduled to make $1.8 million for 2009.
There are seven financial incentives in his contract. One — participation in any level bowl game — has kicked in. Ole Miss will compete in either the Capital One Bowl or the Cotton Bowl, and Nutt will receive $30,000.
He would have received $60,000 for BCS participation and $90,000 for a BCS bowl win. He would receive $120,000 for BCS championship game participation and $240,000 for a championship win.
Had the Rebels tied for the Western Division title he would have received an additional $30,000. Nutt would have received $30,000 more for reaching and Atlanta, and $30,000 on top of that for winning an SEC overall title.
He will receive an additional $25,000 if he is named SEC Coach of the Year and $25,000 on top of that if he is named national coach of the year.
With those awards yet to be named, Nutt could capture one or both and could conceivably make $80,000 in incentives from this season.