Originally posted on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 2/28/13
After just one year at Texas A&M, football coach Kevin Sumlin earned a raise of 1.1 million per year, a more than 50 percent increase over his previous salary. Now that was a good year. Sumlin's new contract, as reported in The Dallas Morning News, will pay him 3.1 million per year, an upgrade from his original deal which paid him 2 million per year. Sumlin's contract also was extended through the 2017 season. The new deal was announced before Feb. 6, National Signing Day, but an open records request made by The Morning News revealed details, including that the contract was not finalized until Tuesday with the signatures of A&M president R. Bowen Loftin and athletic director Eric Hyman. Sumlin signed the contract Monday. The new contract came after a breakthrough season for A&M football in Sumlin's first season as head coach. The Aggies went 11-2 in their inaugural season in the Southeastern Conference and won the AT&T Cotton Bowl. Quarterback Johnny Manziel won the Heisman Trophy during the same season. Manziel will return for the 2013 season with A&M expected to be ranked highly in preseason polls. In addition to Sumlin's raise, the pool for his assistants was raised from 2.7 million in 2012 to 3.4 million in 2013. Sumlin's buyout is still 2 million, but the amount is reduced by 400,000 on March 31 every year of the contract. Among the bonuses Sumlin can earn: 400,000 for winning a national championship or 300,000 for appearing in the national title game; 300,000 for winning a non-national title BCS bowl or 250,000 for appearing in one; and 100,000 for playing in the SEC championship or 150,000 for winning it. Sumlin and his staff can also share up to 100,000 in bonus money each year if the football program's Academic Progress Rate achieves certain measurements . Follow Keith Whitmire on Twitter: @Keith_Whitmire
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

McClain does not show up for Cowboys’ training camp

Andre Johnson agrees to two-year deal with Titans

Redskins GM injures hand punching wall in frustration

Report: Aldon Smith checks into rehab

McCarthy discusses 'urgency’ to win another title with Rodgers

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: Lions extend CB Darius Slay with $50 million deal

Adam Jones: Bengals dominated Steelers in playoff game

Robert Griffin III on QB battle: Only one of us runs 4.3

Gordon defends friendship with 'good friend' Manziel

Geno Smith ‘kind of pissed off’ about Ryan Fitzpatrick’s return

Bell admits he knew about missed drug test, lied to media

Dr. Phil calls out the Patriots for their cheating ways

Hockey team unveils Clinton, Trump bobbleheads

Bennett compares chemistry with Pats QBs to his love life

Crowell still making amends for controversial Instagram post

Report: LeBron urged Justin Bieber not to perform at RNC

Luck refutes Matt Hasselbeck’s assertion he never showers

Newspaper editor explains use of Jordan meme for MJ article

Five NFL teams set to underachieve in 2016

WATCH: Belichick gets annoyed by Jimmy Garoppolo question

Ronda Rousey denies being pregnant despite rumor

Eight most overpaid offensive players in NFL

Giants acquire All-Star Eduardo Nunez from the Twins

College Football News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Dr. Phil calls out the Patriots for their cheating ways

Everything that's already gone wrong at the Rio Olympics

Amar'e Stoudemire's presence (and absence) changed the NBA

We asked Team USA: What other Olympic sport would you play?

Why Gary Bettman's CTE denial is cause for concern for NHL

WATCH: Inside the Nike SNKRS BOX in SF for Golden Air Celebration

WATCH: Five other uniforms Chris Sale should cut up

QUIZ: Name every Olympic event in which the USA has never won a gold medal

Five U.S. Olympians favored to win multiple gold medals

WATCH: What teams should join the Big 12?

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker