Posted: 5:03 p.m. Friday, March 1, 2013
By Jason Lieser
New defensive coordinator D.J. Durkin got a big raise and now is under contract through next season.
The University Athletic Association released the contracts of Durkin, who was promoted from linebackers coach and special teams coordinator, Joker Phillips and Brad Lawing in response to a Freedom of Information Act request by multiple media outlets.
Durkin will receive a base salary of $490,000 for the next two years. Phillips, the former Kentucky head coach, will make $265,000 each of the next two years as UF’s receivers coach and recruiting coordinator. Lawing, the co-defensive line coach and assistant head coach, will make $390,000 per season over three years.
Lawing, from South Carolina, also got a $50,000 signing bonus and will get another $50,000 if stays through the end of his deal.
All coaches get $10,000 from Nike for wearing its gear and a dealer car.
Here is a quick look at the contracts, which were signed bwteen December and February: