He will replace Sheldon White, who had been with Dantonio's program for four years, the past three as director of player personnel and recruiting. Among Kapilovic’s other coaching jobs were were stops at Southern Mississippi (2008-11), Missouri State (2006-07), Alabama State (2001-05) and Kansas (1999-2000) as a graduate assistant. Others have axed or limited bonus provisions, capping them at smaller amounts. This makes him the second highest paid assistant on the team after Mike Tressel, who also received a boost. "We pay a bonus if somebody coaches an extra game, like a bowl game," Cunningham explained. "It’s a judgment call.". “He has worked in both the NFL and college, and has coaching experience as well. He’s a great teacher and motivator who develops his players. "I just think it’s good business on both parts, by agreeing to do it.". No. As part of its annual review of coaches’ compensation, USA TODAY Sports has compiled and analyzed the salaries of head coaches in the Football Bowl Subdivision, just as it has since 2006. Lattinville said he believes many schools will ultimately try to take steps like these and make their coaches whole. Read more on the Michigan State Spartans and sign up for our Spartans newsletter. He also can attain other bonuses for "postseason recognition and honors” and will be paid for helping run MSU football’s summer camps, which is governed by a separate contract with the athletic department that was not released. "It's nice when, after your pay cut, you're still making millions of dollars," said Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), a staunch critic of the financial model in major college sports. No. What's stopping a school from unilaterally slashing a football coach's contract to avoid layoffs, or save its tennis program? No. Microsoft may earn an Affiliate Commission if you purchase something through recommended links in this article. "I would be upset by that," he said. Follow Steve Berkowitz on Twitter @ByBerkowitz. All About Majesty. So, now that times are tough, why isn't it happening? No. When he took the job, Tressel said he was officially retired from coaching. Here are our 5 biggest findings from our coaches compensation database. And more raises are on the way. He is on track to reach the $6 million mark in 2024. Mike Norvell's reduction at Florida State is just north of $968,000, a 25% chunk of his pay. A handful of schools, including Indiana and Iowa, have allowed coaches to maintain their salaries and instead donate to the university the amount that would have been cut. If he were to leave for another job, he would owe the school $0. (Holliday also gave up his school-funded membership at an area country club, which is valued at $8,000, according to athletics department spokespeople.).