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Mike Leach's contract with WSU includes Bowl bonuses, some nice perks

Washington State's new coach can make himself some money with big wins and bowl appearances.

James Snook-US PRESSWIRE

The Washington St. Cougars had to sweeten the pot to lure Mike Leach to town. He makes a base salary of $2 million each season and another $250,000 comes in other forms of income. As this report from 710 ESPN Radio in Seattle explains, Leach can make a lot more for winning a couple big games.

Leach makes an extra $75,000 if he takes Washington State to a "low-level" bowl game. It's tough to know exactly which games are considered low level, whether it be an early December bowl game or anything less than a BCS appearance.

If the Cougars do make a BCS bowl, WSU's head coach takes home an extra $100,000. If the Cougs make the national championship game, it's a $200,000 contract bonus.

Win the Apple Cup each season and Leach gets $25,000.

It's not too bad of a deal for the 51-year-old head coach. Washington State is 2-6 this season and are all-but-eliminated from bowl consideration.