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.