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New UL head coach Michael Desormeaux during pregame of the Sun Belt Championship game Saturday at Cajun Field.

New Cajuns football coach Michael Desormeaux signed a five-year, $3.8 million contract with the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. That includes a base salary of $755,000 per year, along with incentives that could significantly boost his total compensation.

The contract also gives Desormeaux a vehicle, cell phone and ticket allotment.

Other incentives include:

Academic: $25,000

NY6 Bowl or CFP appearance: $250,000

Non-NY6 bowl appearance: $25,000

NonNY6 bowl win: $10,000

Division champion: $25,000

Conference champion: $50,000

Win 10 regular season games: $25,000

Win vs. Power 5 team: $10,000

Top 25 final ranking: $25,000

Sun Belt Coach of the Year: $20,000

National Coach of the Year: $50,000 

The Cajuns beat the Appalachian State Mountaineers on Saturday to be named Sun Belt Conference champions. Former UL Coach Billy Napier, who accepted the head coaching position at Florida, was named Sun Belt Coach of the Year; he also won that distinction in 2019.

In June, Napier — already the highest paid coach in the Sun Belt at $1 million per year — signed a contract extension doubling his salary to $2 million annually. Napier had a $3 million buyout, which Florida will pay. His contract to replace Dan Mullen at Floriday is for a reported seven year and $51.8 million.

The Cajuns will play in the New Orleans Bowl at 8:15 p.m. Dec. 18 with Desormeaux at the helm.