Maryland contract add-ons

College coaches' contracts typically contain lots of add-ons and incentives. I looked at the contracts of some Maryland coaches and wrote a story on them for today's paper.

Here is a sampling of the provisions I found:

* Men's basketball coach Gary Williams gets $300,000 from the university in the year beginning July 1, 2008, to make appearances on the university's behalf in connection with equipment or clothing worn by players.

* Football coach Ralph Friedgen gets various bonuses if the Terps finish in the top half of the ACC. Like Williams, offensive coordinator James Franklin and women's basketball coach Brenda Frese, Friedgen also has incentives related to players' academic performance or graduation rates. Friedgen gets $500 a month to lease a "late-model luxury automobile for his personal use."

* Franklin gets six complimentary season tickets to home football games and four season tickets for men's basketball home games.

* Frese gets a $50,000 bonus if the graduation rate of the program is 70 percent or higher.

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