Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz has signed his contract with the school after verbally agreeing to a seven-year deal back in February.
Ferentz, who is locked up through the 2015 season, signed the contract last week, according to the school.
He enters his 11th season as the Hawkeyes’ head coach and is the Big Ten’s second-longest tenured coach behind Penn State’s Joe Paterno. His previous extension with Iowa, from November 2004, ran through June 2012.
Ferentz’s salary and bonus structure does not change in the new contract, and he will continue to earn an annual salary of $3.02 million.
Under the new agreement, Ferentz will have access to private plane transportation for up to 35 hours of personal use annually. The estimated cost associated with this benefit could be as much as $85,000.