An LSU win over Alabama in tonight's BCS Championship Game would trigger two different clauses in Les Miles' contract that would increase his salary over the next six years, potentially making him the highest paid coach in the SEC and pushing to the brink of the $5 Million Club.
Miles is currently the fourth-highest paid coach in the country at $3.75 million per year, not including the extra $200,000 he earned for winning the SEC and another $200,000 for qualifying for a BCS bowl game. A win in the national title game would net another $100,000, but also triggers a windfall that is actually helped by Saban's salary.
According to paragraph 6, subparagraph D in Miles' contract, if the Tigers win the national championship, "…the total annual compensation shall be adjusted to be no less than the third, highest salary within NCAA Division I intercollegiate football."
Currently, Oklahoma's Bob Stoops is the third-highest paid coach at $4.075 million. But here's where it gets interesting ...