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Florida football coaches earn raises, contract extensions

Florida's football coaches' payroll has incrased by $275,000 from last season, according to contracts released by the University Ahtletic Association today.

Second-year offensive coordinator Brent Pease will earn a base salary of $590,000 in a contract that runs through 2015. That's a $100,000 raise. He will also earn $100,000 annually each January beginning in 2014 as a longevity bonus.

Offensive line coach Tim Davis, also in his second season, received a raise of $25,000 and will earn a base salary of $300,00. HIs contract runs through 2014.

Special teams/OLB coach Jeff Choate, who was hired last month, will earn a base salary of $290,000.

Running backs coach Brian White, who received a $50,000 raise ($290,000) received a contract extension through 2014.

And tight ends coach Derek Lewis will receive $215,000 through 2013 - an increase of $25,000.

Coaches also recieve a dealer car and a $10,000 Nike apparel bonus, among other incentives.

Earlier this year, Florida released the contracts of several other assistants:

-- Wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator Joker Phillips will earn $265,000 in base salary. Phillips received a $2.5 million buyout from Kentucky when he was fired last season.

-- Lawing, the former defensive line coach at South Carolina, will earn $390,000 in base salary,

-- D.J. Durkin, the former special teams coordinator and linebackers coach who was promoted earlier this year to defensive coordinator, will earn a base salary of $490,000. That's a raise of $150,000 from his previous salary, which was increased in 2012.


[Last modified: Wednesday, May 8, 2013 4:58pm]


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