LINCOLN, Neb. — On Aug. 1, 2017, Nebraska football coach Mike Riley signed a new contract, extending his current contract one more year through the 2020 season. His contract now ends on Feb. 28, 2021.
Athletic director Shawn Eichorst offered the extension on Jan. 30, 2017, according to a copy of Riley’s new contract obtained by Land of 10. Per the documents obtained, there are no additional changes to the conditions of Riley’s previous deal.
Riley’s base salary remains at $2.9 million this year, and will increase by $100,000 each successive year. He is eligible for bonuses tied to Nebraska’s on-field achievements.
- $100,000 if Nebraska ties for the Big Ten West Division title, but loses the tiebreaker to go to the championship game
- $200,000 if Nebraska wins the Big Ten West, and also plays in the championship game
- $300,000 if Nebraska wins the Big Ten Championship
- $150,000 if Nebraska appears in a bowl game
- $250,000 if Nebraska appears in a top-tier bowl game attached to the College Football Playoff
- $300,000 if Nebraska appears in a CFP semifinal game
- $350,000 if Nebraska plays in the national championship game
- $650,000 if Nebraska wins the national championship
The only coaches on Nebraska’s staff with longer employment agreements are baseball coach Darin Erstad (June 30, 2022); softball coach Rhonda Revelle (June 30, 2022); women’s bowling coach William Straub (June 30, 2022); women’s basketball coach Amy Williams (April 30, 2022); volleyball coach John Cook (Jan. 31, 2022); and wrestling coach Mark Manning (June 30, 2022).
The extension was first reported by the Omaha World-Herald late Monday.