Tennessee defensive coordinator Bob Shoop’s contract includes several bonuses if the Vols achieve certain benchmarks.
Shoop’s base bay is $245,000 with supplemental pay of $905,000 annually, which comes to $1.15 million per season, according to the Knoxville News Sentinel. He will receive 8.33 percent of his total pay if the Vols reach a bowl game. He’ll receive 12 percent if Tennessee reaches a “New Year’s Six” bowl and 16 percent if the Vols reach the College Football Playoff. Shoop will also receive an additional four-percent bonus if the Vols win the SEC Championship game and another four percent if they win the College Football Playoff championship game.
All told, it would mean a total bonus package of $267,600 for Shoop if the Vols win the SEC and national titles.
As has been noted, Shoop is responsible for his buyout at Penn State, which is reportedly $800,000. However, he doesn’t have a buyout at Tennessee if he leaves for another job.