Gators release staff contracts

As Florida reports for fall camp on Wednesday, the athletic association also released contract information for the new staff.

Florida coach Jim McElwain will make an annual salary of $3.5 million over the course of his six-year deal. He received a $500,000 bonus upon signing his contract and will make a $500,000 bonus each year that he is still the coach at Florida on January 31, beginning in 2017 and lasting through 2021.

If he is fired without cause, Florida will owe McElwain $2.25 million per year for each year remaining on his contract.

If McElwain leads Florida to the SEC title game, he will earn a $37,500 bonus. Winning the game will earn a $75,000 bonus. Leading the Gators to a bowl game is worth a $37,500 bonus. If McElwain takes Florida to the Cotton Bowl, Fiesta Bowl, Orange Bowl, Peach Bowl or Sugar Bowl, he will earn $100,000. A berth in the playoff and the national semifinal game will get McElwain a $150,000 bonus and making it to the national title game is worth a $200,000 bonus. Winning the national title would give McElwain a $250,000 bonus.

McElwain would get a $50,000 bonus for being named AP Coach of the Year and a $25,000 bonus if he is named SEC Coach of the Year. A top 10 finish in either poll will earn McElwain $50,000.

McElwain’s assistant coaches will make a total of $3,325,000

Here is the list of assistant coach salaries:

Defensive coordinator Geoff Collins: $600,000

Offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier: $500,000

Defensive line coach Chris Rumph: $415,000

Linebackers coach Randy Shannon: $400,000

Tight end/special teams coach Greg Nord: $375,000

Running backs coach Tim Skipper: $350,000

Defensive backs coach Kirk Callahan: $300,000

Wide receivers coach Kerry Dixon: $275,000

Offensive line coach Mike Summers: $200,000


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