Trent Miles was hired to be the man to lead Georgia State into the FBS, signing a five-year deal worth $450,000 a year. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has details on the new deal, which runs through 2017 and includes many performance-based incentives.
Miles will receive a $1,000 bonus for each victory in in 2013 and 2014 and a $5,000 bonus for each winning season. He'll get a bonus of $25,000 if the team earns bowl eligibility or finishes in the top three of the Sun Belt, $50,000 for winning the conference, $25,000 for playing in a bowl game, $50,000 for winning a bowl, $10,000 for a top-50 recruiting class and $75,000 for finishing in the AP or USA Today Top 25. There are also several incentives included for off-the-field and academic achievements.
Also included in the contract is language preventing the coach from earning an annual raise until state employees also receive raises. The deal includes a buyout of $1 million in 2013 and 2014.
Georgia State, which moves to the FBS and the Sun Belt conference next season, went 1-10 in 2012.