Sunday, February 24, 2008


News this week came out (don't know why it's "news", it's been in his contract for the past three years), but if the HeadVisor sticks around to 12/31/08, he will make a $3 million bonus. Add that to the $2.775 base, and Bob stands to make $5.775 in 2008, even if he doesn't make a bowl game. The cool thing is there are some performance bonus pieces where he can still make some money if spending gets out of hand in the Stoops house.

For history's sake, here is Stoop's guaranteed salaries by season, gleaned from several web sites (in thousands):

  • 1999 - $600
  • 2000 - $675
  • 2000 pt 2 - $1,400 (given new contract mid season)
  • 2001 - $2,000
  • 2002 - $2,100
  • 2003 - $2,200
  • 2004 - $2,300
  • 2005 - $2,400
  • 2006 - $2,500
  • 2007 - $2,600
  • 2008 - $2,775

Lots o' weeping and gnashing of teeth about this in several places. Most folks that sat in the stands through the Blake and Schnellenberger eras got over it in a hurry. If you want to get depressed about it, check out the Bob Stoops Salary calculator.

Next week, I expect Stoops to get a bonus for getting those eight wins back. No truth to the rumor they will cancel the Cross Country team to fund the move.


poopsandwich said...

Tax season got ya down?

HeadThief said...

Nah. Auditors and a crappy mens BB team got me down. Two games in a row in the 40s! Ouch.