According to FTW, Hoke would be owed a buyout payment of $3 million if he gets fired without cause through Dec. 31.
For coaches of NCAA’s Football Bowl Subdivision schools the average salary is about $1.95 million annually.
The NCAA opened its appeal of the Ed O’Bannon class-action antitrust lawsuit.
The legal attacks on the NCAA and its limits on what athletes can receive have been spread across a much wider front.
Lawyers in the Ed O’Bannon lawsuit against the NCAA are seeking more than $50.2 million in attorneys’ fees.
Less than six weeks into the college football season, there already are several coaches who have secured incentive bonuses.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed to expedite the NCAA’s appeal of the Ed O’Bannon lawsuit.