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UT Regents Approve 5-year $25 Million Contract for Charlie Strong

Spencer Selvidge for KUT News
Charlie Strong at a press conference announcing his hire as the Longhorns' head football coach.

It's official: University of Texas Regents approved Charlie Strong's contract today. Strong will be paid $25.4 million over 5 years — $5 million per year with a $100,000 bonus available after every year. 

In addition, the University of Texas Athletic Department will pay the University of Louisville $4.375 million to buyout Strong's contract with the university. The contract includes tiered bonuses, including a $25,000 bonus for both reaching and winning a non-major bowl game, a minimum $25,000 bonus for reaching a cumulative GPA of 2.9 among student athletes and a 2 percent salary bonus for placing in the college football top ten. 

Below, you can see the contract in full, along with the press release from the UT Athletic Department: 

Andrew Weber is a general assignment reporter for KUT, focusing on criminal justice, policing, courts and homelessness in Austin and Travis County. Got a tip? You can email him at Follow him on Twitter @England_Weber.
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