Kirby Smart had a pretty great day, both on the field and in his wallet.
Smart’s Bulldogs won the SEC championship, defeating Auburn 28-7. And because of that, Smart is set to get a big bonus.
Thanks to the championship game victory, Smart will now get a $400,000 bonus, which replaces the $150,000 bonus he got from winning the SEC East.
He has a chance to rake in an even bigger bonus. If Georgia plays in the College Football Playoff, which it almost assuredly will, Smart will get a $500,000 bonus. If Georgia wins its first playoff game, Smart would get an extra $100,000 on top of the $500,000 bonus. If Georgia wins the national title, that bonus jumps to $1 million.
He also gets a $200,000 bonus if Georgia finishes in the top 5 of either the AP Top 25 or Amway Coaches Poll.
Smart made $3.75 million this season, which ranked 23rd in the country. He figures to get a big raise soon, especially given the money that has been handed out to Dan Mullen and Jimbo Fisher.
Georgia went 12-1 this season, with the lone loss being against Auburn, which the Bulldogs avenged on Saturday.