The price of success is adding up for UCLA.
The Bruins are guaranteed to make a bowl game appearance and have a spot in the Pac-12 Conference championship game. According to contracts, each assistant coach receives $10,000 for a bowl game and $15,000 for reaching the conference title game.
Winning the Pac-12 title and going to the Rose Bowl game earns assistants an additional $25,000.
The cha-ching for head Coach Jim Mora is even louder.
Mora receives a bonus for each regular-season victory above five — an extra $100,000 so far. He could also earn a $50,000 bonus for being chosen Pac-12 coach of the year and $100,000 for national coach of the year, as well as bonuses for winning the Pac-12 title game, going to the Rose Bowl and winning the Rose Bowl.
The total of potential bonuses for Mora and his assistants: $950,000.
And for beating USC? Yup, that was priceless.
Do we have a Volunteer?
Bruins fans need to brace themselves. With success comes rumors. Mora has enjoyed success, and the Internet jibber jabber has begun.