MARYLAND FOOTBALL ADMITS AN OVERCOME FOR ITS BOWL PRIZE DURING ANNUAL COST UPDATE

Maryland football coach John Hoke has been awarded a $1.4 million bonus for his team’s 10-1 victory over No. 4 Ohio State in the 2017 Orange Bowl, sources told ESPN.

The announcement comes a day after Hoke was named Maryland’s new head football coach.

Hoke will earn $1,847,000, according to the school’s release.

Maryland will be the fourth Power 5 conference team to have its head coach awarded the $1 million bonus.

The Maryland football program will be led by Hoke, who will lead the Terrapins to a 5-3 record and a third consecutive Big Ten Championship Game appearance.

The school will receive a $2.7 million bonus in addition to a $500,000 performance-based scholarship for its 2018 recruiting class.

The Terps’ 2017 recruiting class ranked No. 1 in the country according to 247Sports, with more than half of the team’s commits coming from outside the conference.

The program has been one of the biggest beneficiaries of the bowl game in recent years, with a total of $8.7 billion paid out to bowl-eligible programs during the past four years.

The annual bowl-game revenue was up 10.6% from 2016 to 2017.

Marylanders are one of just five teams in the nation that can claim to have earned the most bowl revenue since 2011.

That year, the Huskies received $1 billion in revenue from the Big Ten Conference and the ACC combined.