Mack Brown is guaranteed to make 5 million as long as he is the coach at Texas, plus a yearly 100k raise. If he stays for 10 years, he will earn 6 million a year.
Will Muschamp, the defensive coordinator, is supposed to be the next head coach at Texas, so I guess Mack will be the coach for a long time and an expensive "buy-out" will be given to Will, as long as he doesn't bolt elsewhere.
If a coach at Michigan can get us to 9-10 10-win seasons in a row, I hope we will be able to reward the coach handsomely. Ironically, Mack Brown lost to Oklahoma 5 or 6 in a row, before finally winning with Vince Young and Colt McCoy. If memory serves me right, Mack has only won the Big 12 3 or 3 times.
Pete Carrol was the highest paid coach at 4.6 million but he did win 7 or 8 Pac 10 titles in a row and was in several national championship games. I wonder if Mack Brown was thinking about retiring soon, so this 5 million dollar bonus will make him stay a long time, plus he never has to worry about recruiting in state and the only real contender he has to worry about is Oklahoma and some 1 year wonder annually which basically means at most 2 losses in a year, just like Carrol at Pac 10.