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