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AUSTIN, Texas -- University of Texas regents on Saturday gave new football coach Tom Herman a five-year contract worth at least $25 million. Nike Juvenate Black .Herman could make even more if all goes well and hes not fired like his predecessor, Charlie Strong. Herman gets a first-year salary of $5.25 million and it will grow to $6.25 million by the fifth year.He also gets a $1 million bonus if he is still employed on Christmas 2019. It also includes bonuses up to $575,000 per season for on-field performance ranging from playing in a bowl game to winning a national championship, and another $150,000 for national coach of the year recognition.Weve got a great coach, Texas president Greg Fenves said after the unanimous vote, although regent Wallace Hall did not participate. Its a very fair contract, fair to him and fair to the university.Texas fired Strong after three losing seasons and moved swiftly to hire Herman away from Houston, where he was 22-4 the past seasons in his first head coaching job. The entire process took less one week.The board met by conference call Saturday to approve the contract. Deliberations were done in private before the board took a public vote to approve the contract.By any account, Texas is on the hook for a lot of money.The program still owes Strong more than $10 million for the final two years of a five-year guaranteed contract. Texas is also negotiating with Houston on a $2.5 million buyout to get Herman. And the Longhorns program still owes Strongs staff, who were under multi-year contracts, another $6 million.Some of that money -- but not all -- would be reduced if Strong and his former assistants find new jobs.Regent Alex Cranberg, who had been on the board when Strongs contract was approved, called Strongs contract a disaster and embarrassing in hindsight, and was pleased with how Hermans deal is structured, with most, but not all, of the money guaranteed.Texas also seems aware that if Herman does well at Texas, hell have other suitors. Hermans Texas contract includes a hefty buyout -- $3 million per year plus assistants salaries- if he chooses to leave early.Hermans contract will be paid with revenue generated from the athletic department, not from money awarded to the university.As for his staff, Herman is still putting that together. Those contracts will be sent to the regents at a later date.Texas use of guaranteed contracts for head coaches and assistants is relatively new and was started by former athletic director Steve Patterson when the school hired Strong in early 2014. Texas basketball coach Shaka Smart also has a six-year guaranteed contract, with an option for a seventh year, worth about $22 million.---More AP college football: www.collegefootball.ap.org. Nike Juvenate White . -- If this was Aaron Gordons final home game at Arizona, and it almost certainly was, then he went out in style. Adidas Superstar Supercolor Womens . -- Jimmie Johnson held off a teammate, passed a pair of Hall of Famers, and dominated once more at Dover. http://www.flyknittraineruk.com/nike-free-3-0-flyknit.html . How great will be revealed in the next couple of days at the board of governors meeting in Pebble Beach, Calif. Free agency could be coming to college sports.Well, it wouldnt exactly be free agency, according to the lawyer in charge of two cases that could become a game-changer in college athletics, one that would enable players to transfer without having to sit a year.Free transferring is more appropriate, said Steve Berman, the managing partner at Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro and lead attorney of a case involving a pair of ex-college football players against the NCAA.Whatever the terminology you wish to utilize, it would create a significant impact throughout the world of college athletics.If kids are allowed to transfer without sitting out, college basketball will never be the same, Arizona coach Sean Miller said Whatever the number is of kids transferring this year, 700 or so, I think you can double that.One of Bermans clients, former Northern Illinois punter Peter Deppe, visited Iowa during the fall semester of 2015 and was told by the staff he could have a scholarship only if he was eligible to play at the start of the 2016 campaign. However, the Hawkeyes werent willing to wait a year for him to transfer and become eligible, so Deppe wasnt able to make the move. Deppe ultimately decided to give up football and is currently enrolled at Kettering University, majoring in engineering.I just hope my case can make a change for other student-athletes wanting to transfer, Deppe told ESPN. Unfortunately, the NCAA makes the process a nightmare and confusing.While the overwhelming belief of the college basketball coaching fraternity is that players being able to transfer without having to sit a year is imminent, NCAA chief legal officer Donald Remy told ESPN he isnt ready to go that far.I am confident we will be victorious in these cases, Remy told ESPN. If they win, we wouldnt be able to have the rule anymore.Berman told ESPN that the NCAA moved to dismiss the case, but he is optimistic it will move forward in federal court in Indianapolis. He is just as confident they will ultimately come out with a favorable ruling.Im surprised more people havent woken up and realized the impact and the implications this case could have, Berman added.Many college basketball coaches are well-aware and arent thrilled with the prospect of what they deem as looming free agency.College basketball will turn into the wild, wiild West, one head coach told ESPN. Nike Roshe One Flight Weight. he transfer rate has increased over the past decade -- from 250 or so back in the 2008 to approximately 700 the past couple of years. Part of the up-tick is due to the graduate transfer rule. A record 125 Division 1 players took advantage this year. Another aspect is societal, where players are changing high schools more frequently and also summer league programs instead of fighting through adversity.Many coaches contacted by ESPN fear that last years number could rise to well over 1,000 if kids dont have to sit a year and youll see coaches literally recruiting kids who arent getting minutes in the handshake line following games.Itll be no-holds barred, another high-major head coach told ESPN. The tampering will be out of control.Two of the most powerful coaches in the game agree on what the next step should be in changing the transfer rules, and its not complete freedom for players.The thing that should happen is if a coach leaves, a kid should be allowed to transfer and play right away, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski told ESPN. Thats what the coach can do. Before taking the leap that you may want to take, Id look at that.It isnt good for the kids to be able to move without penalty, Kentucky coach John Calipari added. If a coach leaves, they should all be able to leave and play right away. What are you going to do if a kid chooses to leave in December and join another program?Berman said the intent of the lawsuit is not to be able to change schools during the academic year and be able to play immediately. The intent is to avoid sitting a full academic year before being eligible.National Association of Basketball Coaches president Jeff Jones, also the head coach at Old Dominion, said there has been plenty of discussion recently about whether the one-year transfer residency will be a thing of the past.As some have said, and Id agree, if it gets to free agency, that would be a scary thing for college athletics, Jones said. Hopefully there can be a solution that is not restrictive to student-athletes.In the meantime, we wait and see whether a former punter from Northern Illinois can change the landscape of college sports. 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