Nearly six full months after he took the job, Nebraska has released Scott Frost’s contract to the public, which we have courtesy of the Omaha World-Herald.
Frost signed a 7-year, $35 million deal with a $5 million annual pool for his 10 assistants and head strength coach Zach Duval. The buyout clauses are heavily slanted in Frost’s favor. He would receive a $5 million buyout per year over the first five years and $2.5 million for the final two years if fired without cause by Nebraska, offset by other employment. Meanwhile, he would owe Nebraska $2.5 million per year remaining on the deal, prorated by partial years. The contract officially expires on Dec. 31, 2024.
Nebraska paid a $3 million buyout to get Frost out of his UCF contract, which is greater than the amount ($2.9 million) the school paid Mike Riley to coach the team in 2017.
The bonus structure breaks down as follows:
- $100,000 for sharing the Big Ten West title
- $150,000 for reaching a bowl game
- $200,000 for winning the Big Ten West
- $300,000 for winning the Big Ten
- $250,000 for reaching a New Year’s Six bowl
- $300,000 for reaching the College Football Playoff
- $350,000 for reaching the national championship game
- $650,000 for winning the national championship
All told, Frost would earn $1.8 million in bonuses for leading Nebraska to a national title.
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