Contract details released for Gus Malzahn and Auburn assistants
By Stu McCann
AUBURN - AL — The Auburn football coaching staff was rewarded with raises and extensions following it's impressive run in 2013.Head coach Gus Malzahn's salary jumps from $2.3 million to $3.85 million. There is a built in raise of $250,000 every season over the next five years.There are also contract bonuses if the team reaches specific goals including playing in the SEC Championship Game, winning a conference title, playing in a BCS bowl game or a college football semifinal, and advancing to the national championship game.Malzahn will also get a bonus if the football program maintains an APR level above .930.AUBURN ASSISTANT COACH SALARIESDefensive coordinator Ellis Johnson: $850,000 salary ($50,000 raise)Offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee: $600,000 salary ($250,000 raise)Defensive line coach Rodney Garner: $550,000 salary ($50,000 raise)Receivers coach Dameyune Craig: $500,000 salary ($150,000 raise)Safeties coach Charlie Harbison: $475,000 salary ($50,000 raise)Offensive line coach J.B. Grimes: $370,000 salary ($100,000 raise)Running backs coach Tim Horton: $325,000 salary ($75,000 raise)Tight ends/special teams coordinator Scott Fountain: $325,000 salary ($75,000 raise)Cornerbacks coach Melvin Smith: $325,000 salary ($25,000 raise)Strength and conditioning coach Ryan Russell: $285,000 salary ($75,000 raise)
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