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Florida's two new assistant football coaches to make a combined $655,000 in base salaries



Florida wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator Joker Phillips and new defensive line coach Brad Lawing will earna combined $655,000 in their new positions with the Gators.

Phillips, the former Kentucky head coach, will earn $265,000 in base salary, according to contracts released today by the University Athletic Association. 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.

All three coaches will also receive other benefits, such as money for UF football camps, club memberships, a dealer car and a $10,000 stipend from the school's Nike contract.

Florida will open spring practice on March 13.

[Last modified: Friday, March 1, 2013 5:08pm]


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