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A Look at Ole Miss Head Coach Lane Kiffin’s Contract

A Look at Ole Miss Head Coach Lane Kiffin’s Contract

OXFORD, Miss. — On Monday, Ole Miss released the terms and incentive bonuses for head coach Lane Kiffin’s new contract.

They are as follows:

Term: January 1, 2022 – December 31, 2025

Total base compensation:

• 2022 $7,250,000
• 2023 $7,350,000
• 2024 $7,450,000
• 2025 $7,550,000

Other Terms and Conditions:
Both the assistant coach salary pool and the football support staff salary pool will remain in the top half (7th or above) of the league average and the support staff salary pool will be set at a minimum of $3.5 million

Annual Incentive Awards:
• $150,000 for each win against an SEC opponent, starting with the fifth SEC win of the regular season

• Regular-season victory against a non-conference, Power 5 opponent: $100,000 per win

• Participation in SEC Championship game: $150,000; OR Win SEC Championship game: $400,000

• Participation in the Birmingham Bowl or Independence Bowl game, or their successors: $50,000

• Participation in a Group of Six SEC bowl games (Taxslayer, Outback, Belk, Music City, Texas, Liberty), or their successors: $100,000

• Participation in the Citrus Bowl, or its successor: $125,000

• Participation in any College Football Playoff (“CFP”) Access Bowl Game (Sugar, Rose, Orange, Cotton, Fiesta,Peach) that is not a CFP semi-final game: $250,000

• Participation in CFP Semifinal Game: $500,000; OR Advance to National Championship Game: $750,000; OR Win National Championship Game: $1,000,000

• Coach of the Year Awards: $50,000 for SEC Coach of the Year; and $100,000 for National Coach of the Year

• Academic Incentives: Single year APR of 950-974: $100,000 OR Single year APR of 975 or above: $150,000

Payment for Annual Season Tickets Sold (Maximum $200,000)
• Season tickets sold above 30,000 $50,000
• Season tickets sold above 35,000 $50,000
• Season tickets sold above 37,500 $50,000
• Season tickets sold above 40,000 $50,000

About The Author

Evelyn Van Pelt

Evelyn has covered sports for over two decades, beginning her journalism career as a sports writer for a newspaper in Austin, Texas. She attended Texas A&M and majored in English. Evelyn's love for Ole Miss began when her daughter Katie attended the university on a volleyball scholarship--and continued as she watched Katie receive three degrees from Ole Miss, culminating with her Pharm D. in 2012. Evelyn, a member of the FWAA, USBWA and the NCBWA, has covered Rebel sports for numerous outlets. In addition to working for The Rebel Walk, Evelyn is a sports writer for a newspaper in Texas.

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