RENO, Nev. >> The state Board of Regents has approved a five-year contract with new Nevada football coach Brian Polian worth a total of more than $2.8 million.
The voted 9-3 Friday in favor of the deal with the former Texas A&M assistant coach replacing Chris Ault, who announced his resignation late last month after 28 seasons at Nevada.
The Reno Gazette-Journal reports that Polian’s annual pay will total $535,000 the first two years and $585,000 the final three years of the contract for a total minimum of $2.825 million. That includes $50,000 a year for television, radio and personal appearance plus $10,000 for hosting events.
Additional incentives range from $100,000 for a conference title and trip to a BCS bowl, $15,000 for any bowl appearance and $5,000 for each NCAA Academic All-American.