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Bevo’s Daily Roundup: Report: Texas HC Steve Sarkisian to receive six-year, $34.2 million contract

Plus: Check out Texas recruit QB Maalik Murphy at 7v7

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The Austin American-Statesman reports that Texas Longhorns head coach Steve Sarkisian, a former offensive coordinator for the Alabama Crimson Tide who was hired to replace Tom Herman, will likely soon sign a six-year, $34.2 million deal if approved by the UT System Board of Regents. And per the Statesman’s report, it almost undoubtedly will.

From the Statesman: “Sarkisian’s annual salary starts at $5.2 million for the 2021 season and escalates by $200,000 each year until it tops out at $6.2 million in 2026, according to the information posted late Friday in the UT regents’ agenda. All multiyear contracts or contracts that exceed $1 million in value need approval from the regents. They are scheduled to meet Wednesday and Thursday.”

The Statesman’s report goes on to add that Sarkisian will be granted the use of two courtesy cars, club membership, private airplane use and access to the suite on game days, plus an additional $250,000 to make up for costs for relocation and temporary housing.

On Dec. 31, 2024, a $1.2 million bonus in the form of a “special one-time payment” will be granted to Sarkisian, if the program’s succeeding at that point in his contract. Herman, per the Statesman, had a similar component to his contract. Sarkisian will also receive “a maximum of $675,000 in annual team performance bonuses, $100,000 for winning national coach of the year honors and $50,000 for being named Big 12 coach of the year.”

Not bad. Not bad at all.


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  • Check out Texas recruit Maalik Murphy light it up at the Pylon 7v7 in Bullhead City.
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