Gators release contracts for new 2012 coaches

By Adam Silverstein
March 6, 2012

In his second year at the helm of the Florida Gators, head coach Will Muschamp was forced to hire two new position coaches and find a new director of strength and conditioning as adjustments were made to the coaching staff following the 2011 season.

According to information released by Florida on Friday, offensive coordinator Brent Pease signed a three-year, $1.77 million contract with the Gators that pays him $490,000 per season along with a $100,000 signing bonus and a pair of $100,000 longevity bonuses following the 2014 and 2015 seasons.

Comparatively, the contract Charlie Weis signed in 2011 was for three years and $2.625 million; it had made him the highest-paid assistant in school history.

It was also announced that offensive line coach Tim Davis signed a standard one-year, $275,000 contract and director of strength and conditioning Jeff Dillman was added to the staff on a two-year deal paying him $215,000 annually.

A look at the coaching staff’s 2012 salaries compared with their counterparts in 2011:
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* Quinn and Young are in the second year of two-year contracts signed in 2011.
* Florida signs most assistant coaches to one-year renewable contracts.

Universal contract notes and bonuses:
– All coaches receive a $10,000 bonus from Florida’s contract with Nike
– All coaches receive use of a car and other tangible incentives
– BCS National Championship Game appearance – up to 30 percent increase
– Other BCS bowl game appearance – 20 percent increase
– SEC Championship Game appearance – 10 percent increase
– Non-BCS bowl game – 10 percent increase
– Bowl game with less than $2 million payout – one month’s salary increase

Media outlets obtained the above salary information via an open records request.

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