Steve Sarkisian’s new Texas contract includes jaw-dropping perks

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Life is pretty good if you’re Texas Longhorns football coach Steve Sarkisian. Not only are the Longhorns coming off a 12-win season that resulted in a Sugar Bowl appearance, but Texas is expected to be one of the best teams in college football in 2024.

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But before the 2024 season can kick off, Texas is reportedly set to approve a new contract extension for Sarkisian that makes him one of college football’s highest-paid head coaches.

Steve Sarkisian gets access to private jet, two new cars, and nearly doubled his salary

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The Texas Longhorns are reportedly set to approve a four-year contract extension for Steve Sarkisian that runs through the 2030 season.

While the extension is still seeking approval, Sarkisian’s new salary is expected to be nearly double his 2023 rate, paying him over $10 million per season. This will make Sarkisian one of college football’s highest-paid coaches in 2024.

It’s quite the leap from the $5.8 million Sarkisian was initially set to make in 2024. But that’s not all. His salary will also increase by $100,000 per year through 2030.

In addition to a $300,000 signing bonus, Sarkisian will also receive several other high-end perks with the job. These include:

  • 20 hours of private plane use per year
  • Two new cars from a dealership
  • Tickets to sports events
  • Country club membership
  • Various bonuses for reaching championship stages, including $1.25 for CFP Championship win

Sarkisian’s job offer is extremely lucrative, but Texas is happy with the work he’s done, leading a 25-14 record across three seasons.

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