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Which assistant coach is absolutely crushing his contract incentives?

Oregon offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Mark Helfrich is cashing in on several contract incentives that will pay quite nicely.

According to USA Today, Helfrich earns $231,000 in base salary. He earned an additional $17,000 for beating Oregon State and $35,000 for winning twelve regular-season games.

Helfrich secured another $12,000 for the team’s nine network TV appearances and will receive four months pay ($66,667) for reaching the BCS Championship Game.

What’s on the line in Glendale? Helfrich will earn an additional $66,667 for winning the game and $50,000 for notching the Ducks’ thirteen victory.

We’re not done yet. Helfrich will bring in another $30,000 for a top-10 finish and $75,000 for final #1 ranking.

How stoked is Helfrich about this season?

Most importantly, Helfrich was recently named the 2010 FootballScoop Quarterbacks Coach of the Year. For this honor, we believe he should get another $200,000 for joining an elite group of previous winners such as Josh Heupel (Oklahoma, 2008) and Tom Rossley (Texas A&M, 2009).

On second thought, $250,000 sounds more reasonable. He is the best in his craft, nominated and selected by his peers.