College football head coaches at public schools earn over $12.2 million in bonuses for season

With all of the team trophies handed out and all of the final poll votes counted Tuesday,

college football head coaches at Bowl Subdivision public schools hit benchmarks this season worth just over $12.2 million in bonuses,

according to tracking by USA TODAY Sports based on contracts acquired through open-records requests.

That figure does not take into account the guaranteed value of automatic contract extensions,

 that nine coaches picked up this season and will be worth at least $24 million in later years.

(A 10th coach, Kentucky's Mark Stoops, was one win from an extension .

A year ago, the single-year bonus total was nearly $13.6 million.

 But this was the first time that a private-school team advanced to the College Football Playoff championship ,

game since the CFP format began in the 2014 season, and TCU coach Sonny Dykes' bonus total —

 like the other terms of his contract — is not publicly available.