Jay Norvell Contract Details At Colorado State

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Jay Norvell Contract Details At Colorado State

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Jay Norvell Contract Details At Colorado State

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Jay Norvell Colorado State Contract Details


Details for Jay Norvell’s contract were released


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Norvell to get $3 million for assistants.

Jay Norvell was introduced as the 24th head football coach in Colorado State history on Tuesday. His introductory press conference was full of quotable material, but the one that stuck out the most was: “It’s not a parallel move in that regard. To me, it’s a major upgrade of support.”

Now onto the contract details. Norvell signed a 5 year contract for $9 million total. This contract makes him the highest paid coach in the Mountain West ahead of Craig Bohl who was making $1.6 million this season at Wyoming. He also gets a $3 million pool to pay assistant coaches. Norvell received just $1.6 million at Nevada. Per Kevin Lytle of the Coloradoan the contract details are as follows.

Yearly contract breakdown:

  • 2022: $1.6 million
  • 2023: $1.7 million
  • 2024: $1.8 million
  • 2025: $1.9 million
  • 2026: $2.0 million

buyout information:

If CSU fires Norvell without cause he will be owed:

  • $4 million if fired in 2021/2022
  • $3 million if fired in 2023
  • $2.5 million if fired in 2024
  • $1.5 million if fired in 2025
  • He would be owed remainder of his base pay if fired in 2026

If Norvell leaves, he would owe CSU:

  • $4 million in 2021/22
  • $3 million in 2023
  • $2 million in 2024
  • $1 million in 2025
  • Nothing in 2026

bonus incentives for on-field success:

Conference, win total bonuses:

  • $25,000 for winning four conference games
  • $25,000 for winning five conference games
  • $50,000 for winning six conference games
  • $50,000 for a seventh overall win in a season
  • $50,000 for an eighth overall win in a season
  • $50,000 for a ninth overall win in a season
  • $50,000 for winning 10 or more games in a season
  • $50,000 for qualification in the conference championship game
  • $50,000 for winning the conference championship game

Bowl game and playoff bonuses:

  • $50,000 for being selected to play in a bowl game
  • $50,000 for winning a bowl game
  • $100,000 for selection to play in “a host bowl as part of the College Football Playoff”
  • $150,000 for selection to play in the semifinal of the College Football Playoff
  • $200,000 for playing in the final of the College Football Playoff
  • $100,000 for winning the College Football Playoff

Other bonuses:

  • $25,000 for conference coach of the year for the first time
  • $50,000 for conference coach of the year for a second time
  • $75,000 for conference coach of the year for a third time
  • $100,000 for conference coach of the year for a fourth time
  • $125,000 for conference coach of the year for a fifth time
  • $100,000 for being named national coach of the year

In case you missed the press conference, here is the full thing. Fast forward ahead to 10:30 for the start of the press conference.

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