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Nebraska releases Scott Frost's contract details

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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