Smart also has the ability to earn as much as $925,000 in team performance bonuses each year. That includes $100,000 for playing in the SEC Championship Game, $225,000 for winning it, and $700,000 for winning the national championship. That’s the same as his previous agreement, which also calls for $50,000 for playing in the Birmingham or Independence Bowl, $75,000 for Tier 2 bowls such as the TaxSlayer or Outback, $100,000 for the Citrus Bowl and $175,000 for any of the College Football Playoff bowl games.
Smart’s amended deal also includes an interesting new clause that gives him access to for personal use. Paragraph 9 of new agreement stipulates that the athletic association will furnish “a light jet via Delta Jets or a comparable carrier service for Smart’s personal, non-business travel for a maximum of 25 hours of flight time per calendar year. What’s more, flight time not used in one year will carry over to the next.