Nick Saban stands to make a tidy profit in bonuses after Alabama's 42-14 win over Notre Dame in Monday night's BCS championship game.
USA Today reported that Saban - who coached at Toledo for one season - will earn up to $525,000 in bonuses, including $200,000 for winning the BCS title.
Michigan coach Brady Hoke received a $125,000 bonus after the Wolverines' Sugar Bowl appearance last season. Hoke's contract, obtained by the Blade via a Freedom of Information Act request, does not include a clause that specifies a bonus for a BCS bowl game appearance but Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon told the Detroit News (via Crain's Detroit Business) in December of 2011 that Hoke would get $125,000 because the game is a "higher-end bowl."
This year, Hoke earned a bonus of $135,000 for Michigan's appearance in the Outback Bowl.
After South Carolina's win over Michigan in the Outback Bowl, the Gamecocks finished with 11 wins, garnering Steve Spurrier a tidy bonus of $200,000.
Even Urban Meyer made some money - and not just as a commentator Monday night for ESPN. The four-letter network reported today that Meyer earned a $150,000 bonus for his team finishing third in the final Associated Press top 25 poll, released this morning.
Michigan, by the way, finished No. 24 in the final AP poll.