The most unique part of the new contract deals with his incentives. Huggins is to be paid $25,000 every time he beats Big 12 Conference opponent Kansas in the regular season. He'll have two tries every season in the league's double round robin scheduling.
All of his other performance incentives, for things like winning coach of the year awards or selling a certain amount of season tickets or particular scores in the Academic Progress Rating, are now doubled, except one.
A national title is now worth $200,000. Previously, it was part of a cumulative bonus for winning games in the NCAA Tournament and would have paid him $165,000. In the new contract, a national title would be worth $430,000 - $230,000 for wins leading to the national championship game and $200,000 for winning it.
Huggins was making $2.3 million this season before the amendment. He will be 70 years old in Sept. 2023.
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HUGGINS ANNOUNCED the signing of the fourth and final player in the 2013 recruiting class.
Devin Williams, a 6-foot-8, 230-pound forward from Cincinnati, joins forwards Elijah Macon and Nathan Adrian and center Brandon Watkins, whose additions were previously announced.
Williams is playing this season at Montverde Academy, in Montverde, Fla. Last season, Williams averaged 15.2 points and 10.5 rebounds at Cincinnati's Withrow High. He was a first-team All-Cincinnati Metro Athletic Conference pick and made the Cincinnati Enquirer's Division I All-Area team.
Williams chose WVU over Ohio State, Memphis, UCLA and North Carolina State. Rivals.com ranks Williams No. 11 nationally at center. Scout.com ranks him No. 22 among power forwards and ESPN's lists him No. 22 at the position. Each ranks him among the nation's top 100 players.
"Devin not only brings a great amount of size but an unusual amount of physicality for a player coming out of high school," Huggins said. "Devin should be one of the rare freshmen who will not have to make the physical adjustments that most freshmen have to make. He's a tremendous rebounder and interior player."