FOX19 gets a peek at Tuberville's possible contract with UC

Tommy Tuberville
Tommy Tuberville

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - New University of Cincinnati head football coach Tommy Tuberville will earn a minimum of $2.2 million in 2013 and at least $11 million over the course of a five year deal outlined by the university.

The proposed contract has not been signed by Tuberville but is detailed in a memorandum of understanding obtained by FOX19.

The contract's total compensation is roughly the same as Tuberville's contract at Texas Tech after he signed an extension with the Red Raiders in 2011.  Tuberville's base salary of $1.6 million would grow to $2.2 million for 2017.

Tuberville will receive retention bonuses through 2015 totaling $1.4 million.

Other performance bonuses include $100,000 for reaching a BCS bowl game and $25,000 for a win over a top 10 opponent.  The University has also set aside a maximum of $931,000 to be paid to Tuberville for the buyout of his contract at Texas Tech.

Tuberville has also pledged a total of $300,000 to the University of Cincinnati to support the school's Olympic sports programs.

Tuberville was hired December 8th to replace Butch Jones.

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