Well, not exactly, but the money does, in essence, come out of one pocket and go into another. The Champs Sports Bowl offers a $2 million payout and, eventually, Bill Stewart will receive a large check for what happened over the weekend.
He’ll bank $125,000 in contract bonuses for winning nine regular season games ($25,000), earning a share of the conference championship ($75,000) and getting to a non-BCS bowl ($25,000).
Another $30,000 tied to the weekend might be on the way. The Big East coach of the year award — a reach, I know — is worth $15,000. A spot in the final AP or coaches poll is worth $15,000.
Say Stewart gets both. That’s $185,000 … or what ammounts to 20.6% of the $900,000 he earned in this seaon’s salary (base pay of $150,000, plus supplemental pay of $650,000, plus a $100,000 annual retention incentive). That’s how you make some money in this business.