When Dabo Swinney was named Clemson head coach midway through the 2008 season, Jeff Scott was named Swinney’s replacement as wide receivers coach.
Scott remained in that position – and added co-offensive coordinator to his title seven years later – for 12 seasons until finally leaving to become head coach at USF in December 2019. Not even three years later, he was fired after spending the entire season on the college football hot seat.
What is Jeff Scott USF Contract?
Jeff Scott signed a five-year deal on Dec. 9, 2019, worth $12 million, not including a $500,000 de facto signing bonus on Jan. 17, 2020.
His annual base salary is $500,000 with “supplemental compensation” of the following amounts due each year:
- 2020: $1.3 million
- 2021: 1.9 million
- 2022: $2 million
- 2023: $2.1 million
- 2024: $2.2 million
(Scott took a pay cut in late 2020 – $70,000 total over the final three months – and the first half of 2021 – $180,000 total over the first three months.)
He signed a two-year extension in January 2022, one month after completing a two-win season, bringing his two-year record to 3-18. His contract now runs through Dec. 31, 2026, and includes the same $500,000 base salary but new amounts as supplemental compensation:
- 2022: $1.9 million
- 2023: $2 million
- 2024: $2.1 million
- 2025: $2.2 million
- 2026: $2.2 million
What is Jeff Scott’s Buyout?
Only part of Jeff Scott’s buyout is known. If fired without cause, Jeff Scott is owed approximately $192,000 from the school. He’s due 20 weeks of his base salary ($500,000), which is approximately $192,000.
However, he might be due additional money per an agreement with the school’s foundation, the University of South Florida Foundation.
With Jeff Scott out, the exact buyout isn't known. The school extended him through 2026 this year. There's roughly $10.5 million remaining on his contract. The school can't publicly guarantee that under wonky state laws. But safe to assume they'll owe Scott a substantial portion. https://t.co/I73SmCYAzr
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