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The Advertiser-USA TODAY NETWORK
New LSU Football coach Brian Kelly arrived in Baton Rouge Tuesday afternoon and will be formally introduced on Wednesday at noon.

Kelly's new 10-year contract will start at $9 million in the first year and increase over time up to $10 million, plus incentives by the end of the deal in 2031.

He will receive a:
-$500,000 annual longevity bonus paid every July.
-$500,000 bonus for being bowl eligible.
-$500,000 bonus if he wins a National Championship. (If he wins a national title, his salary increases by $500,000 each year for each title he wins.)

His buyout is $2 million after the second season.

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Gumbo127 months
$2 million buyout after the second year is pretty cheap. I guess BK wanted away to get out on the cheap if he didn't like LSU and another University was chasing him.
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SeanLSU27 months
Scott Woodward makes the expectations, goals, and rewards very clear. This is about winning national championships. I wonder how many of the other extensions and new contracts in the past few months have had such bare and clear goals built in. I know there are reward clauses everywhere, but this seems very pointed. Kelly is going to win, get rewarded for it, and we as fans are going to love it!
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Tiger Vision27 months
Does he get to use Les Miles old condo to bring coeds back to?
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EyeOfTheTiger31127 months
So basically, if we wins a national championship, his salary becomes 100% guaranteed no matter what happens to him after that. Talk about motivation.
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Boyntonbeach Tiger27 months
Germans?!?
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BlackPot27 months
I love how a guy making 9 million dollars a year gets a vehicle allowance. I think he'll be able to buy that benz outright.
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CrystalPreserves27 months
he gets an airplane allowance, too
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Barbellthor27 months
It's a lot. But it's not 15 mil/year like some were saying. Still a lot...
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Mr Happy27 months
Who is the blonde in orange?
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tigerbutt27 months
Orange? You need to adjust your color resolution.
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TexasTigers51227 months
His daughter
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cypresstiger27 months
Nice work if you can get it!
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JJettas0827 months
For those wondering, private jet rates go from $2000-$3000 an hour (including dead head flights) that’s another 100-150K a year
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TigerFanatic9927 months
Those incentives are absolutely insane.
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Mr Happy27 months
Except for the academics.
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Spelt it rong27 months
Ain't all that's big
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aswemajor27 months
frick, shoulda gotten into football coaching
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KCSunshine27 months
The money they discuss is all relative. Hiring Mulkey has already paid off in season ticket sales and my guess is T stadium will fill back up"… Anyone notice ND AD didn’t seem bothered so must be issues with admin there. They said Kelley didn’t even ask them to match
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Genestealer5527 months
I was thinking Kelly was Irish…but he’s obviously German
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LSUMANINVA27 months
First thing I noticed. Seriously? We’re gonna post THAT pic on the front page?
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Clint Eastwood27 months
Define fired “with” cause
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PRIMO3027 months
Intern falls off your Harley, and you claim you swerved to miss a dog, and crashed…alone.
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