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Inside Craig Bohl's contract at Wyoming

Details of Craig Bohl's contract at Wyoming have been unveiled and, not surprisingly, he'll receive a significant raise from North Dakota State. 

Bohl's contract lasts for five years and pays a base salary of $300,000, plus an additional $450,000 in 2014 and rising $50,000 a year from there. In all, Bohl is guaranteed $750,000 in 2014 and at least $950,000 in 2018. 

The USA Today Coaching Salary database listed Colorado State's Jim McElwain as the highest-paid returning Mountain West coach (read: not Chris Petersen) at a salary of $1.35 million in 2013. Utah State's Matt Wells was listed as the conference's lowest-paid head coach in 2013 with a salary of $502,500.

Additionally, Bohl will earn $20,000 for each Mountain West win (up to $160,000), one month's base salary for a bowl game or a Mountain West Championship appearance, $25,000 for a Top 25 finish, up to $70,000 if Wyoming sells 10,000 or more season tickets, and up to $50,000 for a team GPA of 2.8 or higher. He'll also receive a $50,000 annual speaker and appearance fee, and a $750 monthly housing allowance. 

By 2018, Bohl could be making up to $1.3 million. 

Bohl signed an eight-year contract extension at North Dakota State in January, paying him a salary of $206,000 a year and up to $15,000 for an FCS championship.

Bohl is 101-32 in 11 seasons at North Dakota State and is in the process of chasing a third consecutive national championship.

Wyoming went 5-7 (3-5 Mountain West) in 2013. 

Author: Zach Barnett
Zach Barnett is a native of Denton, Texas and a graduate of the University of Texas. He joined FootballScoop in 2012 after two years at the National Football Foundation. His hobbies include watching college football, reading about college football and writing about college football.