Illinois football coach Tim Beckman will earn $1.6 million for the 2012 season with a $100,000 increase in pay scheduled each season through a five-year deal in a contract that goes to the school's board of trustees for approval Thursday.

CHAMPAIGN -- Illinois football coach Tim Beckman will earn $1.6 million for the 2012 season with a $100,000 increase in pay scheduled each season through a five-year deal in a contract that goes to the school's board of trustees for approval Thursday.

Illinois will also reimburse Beckman $130,000 for a buyout of his contract with Toledo, and Beckman would receive a bonus of $150,000 if he remains as coach until Jan. 31, 2015, and another $350,000 if he's still coaching the Illini on Jan. 31, 2017.

According to the contract, Beckman has a pool of $2.8 million to pay his nine assistant coaches and three other staff positions.

Beckman would also receive $25,000 in moving expenses, a country club membership and use of two courtesy vehicles, plus standard benefits provided by the university to all professional employees.

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