Jim Mora’s new contact, worked out in December, is believed to make him the second-highest paid public university coach in the Pac-12 Conference.
Mora will earn $21 million over the next six seasons and could receive an additional $930,000 in performance bonuses annually. He will earn $3.25 million in base pay and talent fee for the 2014 season.
Washington hired Boise State's Chris Petersen, who will make $3.6 million this season, believed to be the Pac-12’s top salary. USC’s Steve Sarkisian is expected to make more than $3 million, but USC, as a private school, is not required to release terms of contracts.
Mora will earn $3.35 million in 2015, $3.45 million in 2016, $3.55 million in 2017, $3.65 million in 2018 and $3.75 million in 2019. He will be required to pay a buyout of $2 million if he leaves before Jan. 15, 2015, $1.7 million in 2016, $1.35 million in 2017 and $1 million in 2018.
UCLA will waive all buyouts if the university has not started construction on a football facility before October 2015.
If Mora is terminated without cause, he will receive 80% of his remaining talent fee and base pay.
Mora also received more financial support for his assistant coaches. UCLA officials will add up to $1.1 million to a pay pool that was $2.442 million last season and agreed to make an additional $200,000 available for the 2015 season.
Mora was given a five-year, $11.235-million contract when hired in December 2011.