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Cal's Justin Wilcox Can Earn Big Bonuses For Beating Pac-12 Rivals

New Cal head coach Justin Wilcox can cash in big if he can knock off arch-rival Stanford and other Pac-12 powers.

The Mercury News obtained Wilcox's contract details earlier this week.

The former Wisconsin defensive coordinator is set to make $1.25 million this year, and his salary is set to rise to $2.5 million by 2021, the final year on his deal.

He is the lowest paid coach in the Pac-12 right now, but has the opportunity to cash in on some pretty lucrative bonuses.

If he wins six regular season games, he'll make an additional $100,000. For eight games, that goes up to $325,000. Winning Pac-12 coach of the year and a conference title will each earn him an extra $50,000.

Golden Bear Report dove farther in, and found that he can even score bonuses for beating specific teams, most notably rival Stanford.

-Beating Stanford - $25,000

- Beating UCLA, USC or Oregon during the regular season (provided they have 6 wins or more), $10,000 for each win

Wilcox has a $900,000 cap on total bonuses, according to the report. If Wilcox can get Cal to a point where he's even flirting with that, we're sure the Golden Bears brass will have no problem paying it out.

[The Mercury News;Golden Bear Report]