USF releases salaries of new assistants
First-year USF defensive coordinator Raymond Woodie's new two-year contract will pay him a base salary of $260,000 -- considerably less than predecessor Tom Allen -- this season.
The contract of Woodie and USF's four new assistants were provided Thursday upon a request from the Tampa Bay Times. Woodie's base salary increases to $275,000 in Year Two, with no additional compensation aside from the option of a courtesy vehicle or $6,000 annual vehicle stipend.
Allen, now defensive coordinator at Indiana, reportedly earned a $350,000 base salary last season. In his lone year, he installed the 4-2-5 scheme and watched his "Bull Shark" unit rank in the top 35 nationally in at least six major categories including tackles for loss (7.5 per game, 13th) and interceptions (17, 14th).
Prior to his arrival at USF, he had spent three years on the staff of a Power Five program (Ole Miss) and had been a defensive coordinator at two small colleges (Drake, Lambuth). Woodie, a Willie Taggart assistant the past six seasons, never has been a collegiate coordinator.
Additionally, new offensive line coach/co-offensive coordinator Darren Hiller will earn a $250,000 base salary each of the next two seasons, according to terms of his contract. His predecessor, Danny Hope, reportedly earned the same amount last season, when USF used the same starting offensive line all 13 games and the Bulls ran for a school-record 3,205 yards.
Taggart's new contract, which he signed near the end of his breakthrough 8-5 season last December, includes a 2016 staff salary pool of $2.4 million -- a $500,000 increase from the previous year.
Here are the base salaries for Taggart's other new assistants:
T.J. Weist (co-offensive coordinator, receivers): Two years, $440,000 ($220,000 annually)
Shaun King (quarterbacks): One year, $180,000
John Jancek (safeties): Two years, $380,000 ($130,000 in Year One, $250,000 in Year Two, $20,000 signing bonus)