Advertisement

 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -West Virginia coach Rich Rodriguez received a $150,000 bonus for winning the Big East and getting the Mountaineers into the Bowl Championship Series.
Rodriguez could have pocketed an extra $150,000 had West Virginia won a national title. Pittsburgh ended those hopes by beating the Mountaineers 13-9 on Saturday night.
The BCS game triggered another clause that boosts his supplemental compensation by $50,000 for each remaining year of his contract through the 2013 season. That's on top of the $50,000-per-year increase in supplemental compensation agreed to when he signed his contract in August.
If No. 11 West Virginia finishes in the top 10 of the final polls, he'll get another $25,000 bonus.
Rodriguez's contract pays him more than $1.4 million in compensation and benefits annually, although money is probably the last thing on his mind right now.
He admitted having two sleepless nights following Saturday's loss to Pittsburgh that resulted in West Virginia (10-2) playing No. 3 Oklahoma (11-2) on Jan. 2 instead of facing top-ranked Ohio State (11-1) in the national championship game in New Orleans on Jan. 7.
A win next month would give West Virginia three straight 11-win seasons.
Last December, Rodriguez turned down a reported $12 million, six-year offer from Alabama, which eventually hired the Miami Dolphins' Nick Saban.
There's been no talk of Rodriguez being on the move this year.
``I'm not in it now, not that I know of,'' Rodriguez said. ``Sorry but you all are stuck with me here.''
Athletic director Ed Pastilong was glad to hear that Tuesday.
``We made a strong commitment to Rich and our coaching staff and commitments are important both ways,'' Pastilong said. ``Our future looks very good.''

Recent NCAAF Discussions

College Football Trends Week 5 on Tue, Sep 2016 by RWM1947
4th Quarter Covers - Week 4 on Tue, Sep 2016 by Blade
Close Calls - Week 3 on Tue, Sep 2016 by Blade
NFL Trends Week 4 on Tue, Sep 2016 by Blade
CFL Betting News and Notes Week 15 on Tue, Sep 2016 by Blade
Advertisement

NCAAF Headlines

More inNCAAF News  
Advertisement

NCAAF Top Stories

Thumbnail Stanford vs. Washington Pick College football bettors should be able to cash in on the under when Stanford visits Washington at 9:00PM ET on Friday.
Thumbnail CFB Week 5 Las Vegas Odds The fifth week of the College Football season is set to begin in a few days. Here is a look at the Las Vegas Odds for Week 5.
Thumbnail Connecticut vs. Houston Pick The college football weekend gets underway this Thursday night when No. 6 Houston meets up with Connecticut....
Thumbnail Toledo vs. BYU Pick Will BYU be able to hand Toledo its first loss of the season when the two teams meet on Friday at 10:15PM ET?
Thumbnail Updated CFB Championship Odds The college football season continues to see upsets, but many of the favorites to win the College Football Playoffs remain the...
More inNCAAF Articles  

NCAAF Team Pages