About how it would cost him half a year’s salary ($550k) to leave UH before his contract expires, Mack said that the termination clause is:
“OK (because) I’m not going to leave for another job.” (HA)
HA Note: “The contract, which began Jan. 16, is to run through Jan. 15, 2013, and pays him an annual base salary of $1,100,004.”
About how he wanted a contract that bound him and UH for the full term, Mack said:
“I think what is different between the last contract and my contract is that I wanted to make sure I’m committed to being here and they were committed to me. I’m bringing my whole family (to Hawai’i) and I wanted them (UH) to commit to me and I think they have.” (HA)
About how the UA deal is a reflection of his commitment, Mack said:
“I mean, that’s why it is eight years, because I told them (Under Armour) that’s about what I’m thinking — 8 to 10 years.” (HA)
HA Note: “Interim athletic director Carl Clapp praised McMackin and associate athletic director John McNamara as the “driving forces” behind getting the eight-year, $4.1 million deal for UH.
McMackin will receive a $50,000 bonus if UH makes a Bowl Championship Series appearance in his reign, $20,000 if the Warriors play in a non-BCS bowl game, $10,000 if UH wins a non-BCS game and $20,000 if UH wins the Western Athletic Conference championship. In addition, he can earn $10,000 for being WAC Coach of the Year and $20,000 if named national coach of the year.
Other provisions would reward him with a $15,000 bonus if season ticket sales reach 32,500 and an additional $15,000 if they hit 40,000. Last year, UH sold 22,975 and the school has set topping 30,000 as the goal for 2008.
In other news, a “non-disparagement” clause in the school’s separation agreement with former athletic director Herman Frazier prohibits “current and future administrators, regents and officers” from making “disparaging or negative comments” about him and him about the school.”