The University of Colorado regents today voted to approve contracts for head football coach Jon Embree and offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy — both with base annual salary offers of $250,000 and the potential to earn hundreds of thousands of dollars in compensation and bonuses.

The resolution passed without any dissent during today's meeting on the Boulder campus. The measure spells out multi-year employment agreements for both coaches spanning March 1 to Jan. 11, 2016.

Embree's new contract does not call for him to be paid out anything if he's fired in his fourth or fifth seasons with the Buffs. When CU fired Dan Hawkins last year, after going 19-39 in five seasons, the coach was paid $2.1 million under his contract.

Following Hawkins' mid-season firing, the university hired former Buffs standout Embree as the new head coach. Embree, a former tight end in the NFL, had been serving as tight ends coach for the Washington Redskins. Embree has previous coaching experience with CU, the University of California at Los Angeles and the Kansas City Chiefs.

Bieniemy, also a former Buff, had been the Minnesota Vikings' running backs coach.

Here are the stipulations of Embree's offer:

— $250,000 base salary
— $200,000 annual supplemental compensation for radio, television and public appearances
— $200,000 for sponsorship support
— $75,000 for conducting summer football camps
— $6,000 for country club membership
— $10,000 in Nike sports apparel
— Up to $20,000 in moving expenses plus 30 days of lodging
— A courtesy car or up to $800 a month in lieu of a courtesy car
— Ten season tickets for a suite in Folsom Field for home football games
— Ten season tickets to home games for both men's and women's basketball

Embree also is eligible for bonuses, including up to $75,000 for academic progress towards graduation of football players; up to $75,000 for the welfare and development of football players; and up to $50,000 for development of the football program's reputation on campus.

Furthermore, Embree is eligible for several bonuses based on the team's record: a $750,000 bonus if the Buffs bring home a national championship; $50,000 if the football team wins seven games in the regular season; and $200,000 if the the team plays in a non-Bowl Championship Series bowl game.

If CU fires Embree in 2011, he will be paid $750,000; $500,000 if terminated in 2012; and $250,000 if terminated in 2013. CU will give no money if he's fired in 2014 or 2015.

Here are the stipulations of Bieniemy's offer:

— $250,000 base salary
— $100,000 for sponsorship support
— $125,000 for community outreach
— $6,000 for country club membership
— $5,000 in Nike sports apparel
— Up to $20,000 in moving expenses plus 30 days of lodging
— A courtesy car or up to $700 a month in lieu of a courtesy car
— $150,000 for a one-time payment to be made within 30 days of the contract agreement

Bieniemy is eligible to earn annual incentive pay of up to $50,000 for meeting goals that include academic performance of football players; the welfare and development of football players and the football program's reputation on campus and community support of the football program. 
 
If CU fires Bieniemy in 2011, he will be paid $325,000; $250,000 if terminated in 2012; and $250,000 if terminated in 2013; $125,000 in 2014.