REPORT: Shane Beamer’s Contract At South Carolina Is Worth $13.75 Million Over 5 Years

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South Carolina isn’t paying new football coach Shane Beamer a ton of money.

According to Andy Shain, the Gamecocks have approved a contract for Beamer valued at $13.75 million over five years. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

If the Gamecocks fire Beamer, he’ll get 65% of the contract money.

This is one hell of a sweet deal for the Gamecocks. In fact, it’d be hard to imagine a better deal for South Carolina.

Don’t get me wrong. An annual salary of $2.75 million is more money than most Americans make by a mile, but it’s not much compared to the big dogs of college football.


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Elite coaches make that kind of money two or three times over. So, to say Beamer is coming in on a cheap deal would be an understatement.

Plus, they only owe 65% of the deal if Beamer gets fired. Literally, it’s hard to see how this could have worked out better in South Carolina’s favor!


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It’s a steal of a deal for the Gamecocks, and I know the fans are happy. Now, it’s time for him to get to work.