The Knights are claiming a national championship. Will they be paying national title bonuses?
UCF’s football program is claiming a national championship after its 13-0 season that ended with a Peach Bowl win over Auburn.
The Knights’ athletic director announced today that a banner will be hung and that there will be a parade.
The program’s Twitter account is now titled “2017 national champions,” too.
— 2017 National Champions (@UCF_Football) January 3, 2018
There’s been some criticism to this, but most people seem to be OK with it and taking it as a fun, enjoyable thing.
One important question has been raised, though: will UCF be paying its coaches national title bonuses?
Great point made to me a minute ago: If UCF really believes they won a national champion I guess they’re going to pay the national championship bonuses in their coaches’ contracts right?
— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) January 3, 2018
The question has been answered.
Yes, UCF will pay its coaches national title bonuses.
— Danny White (@UCFDannyWhite) January 3, 2018
Scott Frost, though, has reportedly already reached his bonus cap.
UCF confirms it will pay “national championship” bonuses to its assistant coaches. Scott Frost already reached his bonus cap.
— Chris Vannini (@ChrisVannini) January 3, 2018
Good for UCF’s assistant coaches, though, and congrats to the Knights on an incredible season.