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Trent Miles' contract at Georgia State full of incentives

Trent Miles can build upon the $450,000 per seasons he's set to earn at Georgia State with several incentives in his deal


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.

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