BERKELEY -- Cal signed new football coordinators Tony Franklin and Andy Buh to three-year contracts that will pay them nearly double what their predecessors earned last season, according to documents released Friday by the athletic department.
Franklin, who is coach Sonny Dykes' offensive coordinator, is expected to earn at least $555,000 for the 2013 season. Buh, the Bears' defensive coordinator, stands to earn at least $505,000.
In 2012, offensive coordinator Jim Michalczik earned $294,600 and defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast was paid $245,000. Both were let go after head coach Jeff Tedford was fired following a 3-9 season.
The salaries of Cal's assistant coaches came under scrutiny after the 2011 season when two members of Tedford's staff departed for better deals at Washington.
Franklin will receive a $175,000 base salary and a $245,000 talent fee for the period spanning May 1, 2013 through April 30, 2014.
He receives a one-time $26,000 signing bonus and three staggered retention bonuses totaling $109,000, if he remains with the program through the end of the 2013 regular season. Those three yearly retention bonuses increase in value to $130,000 each of the two subsequent seasons.
Additionally, he was due a prorated payment of $98,193.97 for the period from his hiring on Dec. 7, 2012 through April 30, 2013.
Buh will receive a base salary of $175,000 and a talent fee of $325,000. He earned a one-time signing bonus of $5,000 but does not get retention bonuses.
Buh was to receive a prorated payment of $103,623 for the period from Jan. 10 through April 30, 2013.
Both coordinators are eligible for bonuses based on the team's performance: $10,000 for a non-BCS bowl appearance, $15,000 for appearing in the Pac-12 championship game, $25,000 for a BCS bowl appearance and $35,000 for a bid to the national championship game.
If Franklin is fired without cause after the end of the first season and before the end of the second season, he will receive a $680,000 payoff.
Buh, if fired without cause, would receive 100 percent of his base and talent fee for the remainder of his contract, making it essentially a guaranteed contract.
If Franklin chooses to leave before April 30, 2014, he must pay the university $50,000. His buyout fee drops to $25,000 the next year.
Buh's buyout ladder is $75,000 after the first season, $50,000 after the second season and $25,000 if he departs between May 1, 2015 and Nov. 15, 2015.