Auburn releases salary numbers for football coaching staff

      Auburn's Gus Malzahn will earn $2.3 million per season as the head football coach. (

      Auburn University opened its check book recently when hiring a new football staff.

      According to the athletic department, the coaching staff will make $5.795 million this season.

      Head coach Gus Malzahn's salary is $2.3 million a season and his assistants will make a combined $3.495 million in 2013.

      Auburn will pay it's assistants more than the previous staff made.{} However, coach Malzahn's salary is $1.2 million less than it paid Gene Chizik.

      Assistant Coaching Salaries:

      Ellis Johnson, defensive coordinator: $800,00

      Rhett Lashlee, offensive coordinator: $350,00

      Rodney Garner, associate head coach/defensive line: $500,000

      Dameyune Craig, co-offensive coordinator/wide receiver: $350,000

      Charlie Harbison, co-defensive coordinator/safeties: $425,000

      Melvin Smith, cornerbacks: $300,000

      J.B. Grimes, offensive line: $270,000

      Tim Horton, running backs: $250,000

      Scott Fountain, special teams/tight ends: $250,000