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USF Bulls' Skip Holtz makes big investment in hiring Chris Cosh

For the second year in a row, USF Bulls football coach Skip Holtz is using a significant chunk of his pool for assistant coaches' raises on his defensive coordinator, as new hire Chris Cosh has agreed to a two-year contract at $325,000 a year.

That's a major raise from the $260,000 that Mark Snyder was paid in 2011, which in turn was a big raise from the $210,000 that Snyder made in Holtz's first season with the Bulls in 2010. By Holtz's contract, he is allotted $100,000 each year for raises to his nine full-time assistants, and after using $50,000 of that on Snyder last year, Holtz has now committed $65,000 to luring Cosh away from Kansas State, where he made $290,000 last year. (Cosh would be at the same salary in 2013, so it stands to reason that other areas can be better addressed a year from now.)

Under the five-year contract Holtz signed with USF in 2010, the pool for assistants' salary increases went up $100,000 after each of his first two seasons -- it will be at $1.75 million for 2012 -- but is left to be negotiated for 2013 and 2014.

USF Bulls' Skip Holtz makes big investment in hiring Chris Cosh 01/19/12 [Last modified: Thursday, January 19, 2012 3:23pm]
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