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Contract details for Dana Holgorsen's staff at Houston

After deciding to leave the Power Five for the non-Power Five ranks, Dana Holgorsen has quietly, and steadily put together a quality staff at Houston.

Holgo's deal at Houston is better than the one he had in eight seasons at West Virginia, as he's due a guaranteed salary of $3.7 million in 2019, $3.8 million in 2020, $4 million in 2021, $4.2 million in 2022 and $4.3 million in 2023. In year eight in Morgantown, Holgorsen made $3.7 million leading the Mountaineers. Houston stepped up to ensure he'd be making that year one with the Coogs.

Houston gave him a salary pool of $4.2 million to assemble his staff, which includes the off-field personnel as well, Duarte points out.

This morning, Houston beat write

Houston football coaching salaries per open records request:
• Co-OC/OL Brandon Jones: 3 yrs. $500K annually
• Co-DC/CB Doug Belk: 3 years, $400K annually
• Co-OC/QB Marquel Blackwell: 3 yrs., $400K annually

— Joseph Duarte (@Joseph_Duarte) January 25, 2019

">Joseph Duarte shared coaching salaries of Holgo's official staff additions with a series of tweets. See the details in the table below.





Annual Salary

Brandon Jones


3 years


Doug Belk

Co-DC / CBs

3 years


Marquel Blackwell

Co-OC / QBs

3 years


Joe Cauthen


3 years

$430k (2019), $450k (2020-21)

Tyron Carrrier

Assistant HC / WRs

2 years


Shannon Dawson

Offensive Assistant

1 year


Blake Gideon

STC / safeties

1 year


Brian Early


2 years


Darl Bauer

Head S&C

3 years


Jones joins the staff after briefly joining Mack Brown's UNC staff as offensive line coach, and he spent last year coaching the offensive line at Texas Tech, while Blackwell, Carrier, and Belk all came with Holgo from West Virginia. Gideon served as the corners coach at Georgia State last year, and Shannon Dawson was the offensive coordinator at Southern Miss. Holgo brought Cauthen and Early to the staff from Arkansas State, where they held the same roles on Blake Anderson's staff. Duarte points out that Cauthen got a $20k signing bonus with his contract. Keep track of all the new FBS staffs via the #StaffTracker. And as always, stay tuned to The Scoop for the latest in coaching news and transactions.