UCF To Pay ‘National Championship’ Bonuses To Coaches & Staff Totaling $325K

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The UCF Knights are really serious about this.

Earlier today, it was revealed by UCF athletic director Danny White that the school would be hanging National Championship banners at Spectrum Stadium, completely ignoring the actual National Title Game on Monday in Atlanta.

Just in case you thought the team was joking, they actually changed their Twitter name to National Champions. And then there’s this tweet proclaiming themselves National Champs.


They decided to take it one step further on Wednesday by putting their actual money where their mouth is and paying bonuses to their former assistant coaches that they would have received had they actually won a national championship, according to USA Today

“According to associate athletics director for communications Andy Seeley, UCF is distributing an additional $300,000 to the nine on-field assistants and $25,000 to the support staff, which will be divvied up at the discretion of head coach Scott Frost, who is departing for Nebraska, with the approval of athletics director Danny White.”

To bring everything altogether, the school is also planning to have a championship parade.  

What are we going to do next? We’re going to Disney World! #ChargeOn pic.twitter.com/15rJTZ8NdF

UCF finished the 2017 season with a 13-0 record and capped off the campaign with a win over Auburn in Monday’s Peach Bowl. What makes the paying of bonuses even more interesting is that head coach Scott Frost has left UCF for the Nebraska job and took most of the Knights’ staff with him.

The $300,000 assistants’ incentive pool for a national championship was outlined in Frost’s original contract and must be paid on the first regular pay period after March 1 of each year. This will be paid even though Frost’s entire staff is leaving with him to Nebraska. 

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