UConn went 1-11 this season, but coach Randy Edsall received $56K in bonuses for on-field performance


The University of Connecticut football team had a 1-11 record this past season and set NCAA Bowl Subdivision records for points and yards allowed per game – an utterly unrewarding campaign by nearly all accounts.

Except, that is, for the bank accounts of head coach Randy Edsall, former defensive coordinator Billy Crocker and offensive coordinator John Dunn. The trio is collecting a combined $84,000 in bonuses connected to the team’s on-field performance, university documents show.

The payments come from a series of game-by-game and season-long statistical incentives that were offered in the coaches’ contracts and then set out specifically on an annual basis by athletics director David Benedict. For example, Edsall could get $2,000 and Dunn $1,000 for each game in which UConn scored first this past season – which it did six times.

The itemized final amounts were set out in memos from Benedict to each coach dated Jan. 2 that the school provided to USA TODAY Sports on Friday in response to an open-records request.

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