The AB-H has the story on the new football staff salaries here.
If you’re looking for the breakdown, it’s like this:
UGA Football coach Salaries
► Head coach Mark Richt: $2.8 million
► Defensive coordinator Willie Martinez: $325,815
► Offensive coordinator Mike Bobo: $325,000
► Defensive line coach Rodney Garner: $290,000
► Offensive line coach Stacy Searels: $290,000
► Defensive ends coach Jon Fabris: $202,241
► Receivers coach Tony Ball: $165,480
► Tight ends coach John Lilly: $165,480
► Linebackers coach John Jancek: $163,000
► Running backs coach Bryan McClendon: $90,000
► Assistant coaches total: $2.02 million
► Football coaching staff total: $4.82 million
Basically, three assistants got sizable bumps – Garner, Searels and Bobo – and the rest received modest increases. (Cue the “Martinez is still the highest paid assistant!” angst now.)
What’s striking to me about these numbers is how carefully calibrated this appears. Georgia ranks fourth in the SEC in staff salaries, with an amount roughly the same as Florida’s, yet it’s clear from Evans’ quote that the recent runs made by Auburn and Tennessee at Searels and Garner factored into the math. And still no coach has been given a multi-year contract, even though it’s stated in the article that the assistants are desirous of that.
I’m glad to see it done, but I don’t see the pressure on Evans to keep the staff happy lessening any time in the near future. The flood of TV money and the pressure from underachieving programs in the conference will see to that.