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Gators release contracts of assistant football coaches

GAINESVILLE — Florida's new offensive coordinator Kurt Roper will earn a base salary of $590,000, while special teams coordinator Coleman Hutzler will earn $230,000 and offensive line coach Mike Summers will be paid $190,000, according to contracts released by the University Athletic Association on Wednesday.

The assistant coaches' contracts also include a $10,000 Nike apparel deal bonus, which is standard among the Gators' coaches. They will also receive compensation from camps and annuities and a leased vehicle among other benefits.

Roper, who is making the same base salary as former coordinator Brent Pease earned this past season, also received a $100,000 incentive bonus, which he will collect each January through the end of his contract, beginning in 2016. Roper, who joined the Gators' staff in January after spending the past five seasons at Duke, said he chose to come to Florida because "I think it's a chance to come and compete for championships."

His contract runs through 2017, Summers through 2016 and Hutzler through 2015.

Gators release contracts of assistant football coaches 03/05/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 5:08pm]
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