Final ranking in top 5 of AP or Coaches polls: $100,000
Earning SEC Coach of the Year honors from AP or Coaches survey: $100,000
Earning National Coach of the Year honors from the AFCA, AP, Home Depot, Walter Camp Foundation or by winning the Bryant Award: $100,000
His buyout protection is $500,000 for each year remaining on the contract, payable monthly through the conclusion of the contract.
His buyout fee is $500,000 for each year remaining on the contract, payable in two installments -- the first is due 30 days after leaving and the second is due one calendar year after leaving.
Auburn loaned him $700,000 to satisfy contractual obligations to Arkansas State. Auburn agrees to forgive $140,000 of that debt per year, though Malzahn will owe the balance if he doesn't complete the contract.