Arizona's Mike Stoops isn't the highest-paid coach in the Pacific 10, but he has already pocketed $60,000 for 2007 from an attendance clause in his contract.
Stoops' deal calls for the bonus if Arizona sells more than 34,001 season tickets. As of early this week, nearly 36,000 season tickets had been sold. Stoops will get another $10,000 if ticket sales reach 37,000.
If the Wildcats average 50,000 in home attendance, as they have done in Stoops' first three seasons, another $60,000 bonus kicks in.
At least four Pac-10 coaches have attendance clauses in their contracts, including Oregon's Mike Bellotti, who gets 8% of the gross of Autzen Stadium's total reserved ticket sales, which last week topped 42,000. Greg Hansen of the Arizona Daily Star estimates that Bellotti will pocket in excess of $450,000 from this clause.