Aztec football notes: Hoke enjoys successful season


San Diego State’s bumper 2021 season paid off in bonuses to SDSU head coach Brady Hoke, who already totals $ 120,000 and could go up dramatically after all.

The failure:

• $ 50,000 for playing a game of bowls (with a gain of less than $ 1.5 million).

The No.24 Aztecs (11-2) meet the United States Conference champion UTSA (12-1) on Tuesday at the Frisco Bowl (4:30 p.m. PT, ESPN).

• $ 25,000 for SDSU’s participation in the Mountain West Championship game.

• $ 20,000 for two wins ($ 10,000 each) against teams – Arizona and Utah – at a Power Five conference.

• $ 15,000 for being named Mountain West Coach of the Year.

• $ 10,000 for a player named to the US First All-Star Team. Bettor Matt Araiza has been a unanimous All-America this season.

The amounts are taken from the five-year contract condition sheet that Hoke received when he replaced Rocky Long in January 2019.

Hoke could have received an additional $ 75,000 if the Aztecs won the Mountain West title. They lost 46-13 to Utah State at Dignity Health Sports Park.

He would also have received an additional $ 25,000 if SDSU had been invited to a game of bowls that grossed over $ 1.5 million.

Other bonuses he is eligible for include:

• Final ranking in the top 15 ($ 50,000) or 16-25 ($ 25,000) in the USA Today Coaches or AP poll.

SDSU is currently No. 24 in the CFP rankings, but not ranked in the other two polls.

• Cumulative team GPA of at least 2.80 ($ 10,000) and APR greater than 940 ($ 15,000).

Potential bonuses in future seasons include $ 75,000 if the Aztecs score two wins in a season against top 25-ranked teams (USA Today Coaches or AP polls).

The biggest bonuses in Hoke’s contract relate to playing in a CFP bowl – an NY6 appearance ($ 150,000), a CFP semi-final appearance ($ 200,000), a CFP final appearance ($ 300,000 ) and the victory of a national championship ($ 400,000).

Hoke’s base salary on the contract was $ 1 million, with an escalation clause of $ 50,000 per year.

According to the contract, Hoke must pay 100 percent of his remaining salary if he is made redundant.

The buy-back allowance if he leaves early is currently $ 3.45 million. This drops on July 1, 2022 to $ 2.35 million and to $ 1.2 million the following year.

Hoke’s salary has fallen amid Mountain West coaches this year, according to a recent story from the Nevada Sports Net.

In front of him were Craig Bohl of Wyoming ($ 1.6 million), Steve Addazio of Colorado State ($ 1.55 million), Marcus Arroyo of UNLV ($ 1.5 million), Andy Avalos of Boise State ( $ 1.4 million) and Kalen DeBoer of Fresno State ($ 1.35 million).

Hoke was at $ 1.05 million, followed by Blake Anderson of Utah ($ 1 million), Todd Graham of Hawaii ($ 800,000), Danny Gonzales of New Mexico ($ 700,000) and by Jay Norvell from Nevada ($ 625,000).

Numbers weren’t available for Air Force head coach Troy Calhoun and Brent Brennan of San Jose State, who earned $ 850,000 last season before getting overtime after winning the Mountain West Championship.

Two coaches are expected to receive substantial increases, with DeBoer hired in Washington and Norvell moving to Colorado state.

Washington TE to come

SDSU’s Class of 2022 recruiting class grew to 16 members with the addition of the former Washington tight end Mark Redman, who tweeted; “I am happy to say that I will be continuing my college and football career at San Diego State University. “

Redman entered the transfer portal on Monday. The 6-foot-6, 250-pounder will be a sophomore in a red shirt. He is originally from Corona del Mar.

He joins the linebacker Cooper McDonald, the younger brother of the Aztec linebacker Caden Mcdonald’s, transferring from Washington to SDSU.

databases in

cornerback SDSU Noah Avinger and safeties Trenton thompson, Rashad scott and Patrick mcmorris missed practice earlier in the week, but everyone is expected to be back for the game.

Asked about their absences, Hoke said: “There are one or two that are a medical reason,”

He did not specify which players had medical problems.

When asked if he expected DBs to be at the bowl game, Hoke replied, “They will be there.”

O-linemen outside

Three offensive linemen who entered the transfer portal last week – starting left-back Chris Martinez, save second right guard Joey capra and real freshman Ilaisa Gonebure – has not traveled and will not play at the Frisco Bowl.

Hoke said decisions about the participation of portal players are made “on a case-by-case basis.”

In this case, the answer is “no”.

Martinez and Capra are both graduate transfers.

Capra tweeted on Friday that he had received an offer to play in Nevada.


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