Recruiting coordinator Greg Adkins, receivers coach Pat Washington and offensive coordinator Randy Sanders also got substantial pay hikes. Adkins' salary jumped $22,000 (from $113,000 to $135,650). Washington got a raise of nearly $21,000 (from $113,568 to $134,247). Sanders got a bump of $17,000 (from $145,536 to $162,813).
Coordinators Chavis and Sanders are due to get multi-year contracts, a benefit UT has never accorded an assistant coach.
Of course, Fulmer got the biggest raise of all, recently going from $1.789 million to $2.05 million. He guided the SEC's second-youngest team to an East Division title and a 10-3 record that included a 38-7 blowout of Texas A&M in the Cotton Bowl.
Secondary coach Larry Slade got the smallest increase, a 2-percent boost to $137.183. Slade had to replace five of his top six defensive backs from 2003, and the Vols ranked 88th nationally in pass defense as a result.
All of Tennessee's now make at least $134,000 per year.
Here's a complete list of Vol football raises:
Phillip Fulmer $1,789,500 to $2,050,000
John Chavis $200,720 to $250,756
Randy Sanders $145,536 to $162,813
Dan Brooks $135,460 to $142,233
Steve Caldwell $132,120 to $138,726
Jimmy Ray Stephens $130,040 to $138,542
Larry Slade $134,460 to $137,183
Greg Adkins $113,000 to $135,650
Trooper Taylor $110,000 to $135,000
Pat Washington $113,568 to $134,247