AUSTIN, Texas -- University of Texas regents on Saturday gave new football coach Tom Herman a five-year contract worth at least $25 million.Herman could make even more if all goes well and hes not fired like his predecessor, Charlie Strong. Herman gets a first-year salary of $5.25 million and it will grow to $6.25 million by the fifth year.He also gets a $1 million bonus if he is still employed on Christmas 2019. It also includes bonuses up to $575,000 per season for on-field performance ranging from playing in a bowl game to winning a national championship, and another $150,000 for national coach of the year recognition.Weve got a great coach, Texas president Greg Fenves said after the unanimous vote, although regent Wallace Hall did not participate. Its a very fair contract, fair to him and fair to the university.Texas fired Strong after three losing seasons and moved swiftly to hire Herman away from Houston, where he was 22-4 the past seasons in his first head coaching job. The entire process took less one week.The board met by conference call Saturday to approve the contract. Deliberations were done in private before the board took a public vote to approve the contract.By any account, Texas is on the hook for a lot of money.The program still owes Strong more than $10 million for the final two years of a five-year guaranteed contract. Texas is also negotiating with Houston on a $2.5 million buyout to get Herman. And the Longhorns program still owes Strongs staff, who were under multi-year contracts, another $6 million.Some of that money -- but not all -- would be reduced if Strong and his former assistants find new jobs.Regent Alex Cranberg, who had been on the board when Strongs contract was approved, called Strongs contract a disaster and embarrassing in hindsight, and was pleased with how Hermans deal is structured, with most, but not all, of the money guaranteed.Texas also seems aware that if Herman does well at Texas, hell have other suitors. Hermans Texas contract includes a hefty buyout -- $3 million per year plus assistants salaries- if he chooses to leave early.Hermans contract will be paid with revenue generated from the athletic department, not from money awarded to the university.As for his staff, Herman is still putting that together. Those contracts will be sent to the regents at a later date.Texas use of guaranteed contracts for head coaches and assistants is relatively new and was started by former athletic director Steve Patterson when the school hired Strong in early 2014. Texas basketball coach Shaka Smart also has a six-year guaranteed contract, with an option for a seventh year, worth about $22 million.---More AP college football: www.collegefootball.ap.org.Leonardo Spinazzola Juventus Jersey . U.S. District Judge Lorna G. Schofield in Manhattan agreed that lawyers on both sides could make their formal requests by Nov. 8. A hearing is scheduled for a day earlier. 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While the Dodgers are preparing for the playoffs, the Padres showed their future has promise behind two rookies.RENTON, Wash. -- Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson will start Sunday against the New York Jets despite a knee sprain.Coach Pete Carroll said Friday that Wilson made it through the week of practices with no setbacks.Wilson missed the first snap of his career due to injury last weekend after getting pulled down by San Franciscos Eli Harold, spraining the MCL in Wilsons left knee. Its the second injury Wilson has dealt with this season after spraining his right ankle in the opener against Miami.He made it through and had his best week since the first week when he tweaked his ankle, Carroll said. He looked really good.Tight end Jimmy Graham was listed as questionable but is expected to play. Graham sat out Thursdays practice due to back spasms but participated fully Friday. Carroll said he sees Graham as being fully back and without restrictions after getting extensive playing time the past two weeks.Hes had a great return. Hes really game ready to go now, Carroll said.Seattle is expected to see the regular-season debut of rookie guard Germain Ifedi against the Jets. Ifedi missed the first three games due to an ankle sprain suffered just before the season opener.dddddddddddd Ifedi went through a full week of practice and is likely to start at right guard.Carroll was cautious about the status of rookie tight end Nick Vannett, linebacker Mike Morgan and defensive tackle Jarran Reed.Vannett is still working back from a sprained ankle suffered in the preseason but has a chance to play this week.Carroll said Morgan could play but is dealing with a sports hernia, while Reed had a hip issue arise during Thursdays practice. Reed sat out Friday and was listed as questionable.Carroll gave no guarantees about newly acquired running back C.J. 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