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Florida to pay Dan Mullen's staff $685K more in 2020 than 2019

Florida will pay Dan Mullen's senior on-the-field staff nearly $700,000 more in 2020 than it did in 2019.

The raises, agreed to on Feb. 1, were first reported Tuesday by the Orlando Sentinel. Nine of Mullen's 11 on-the-field assistants booked raises, excluding defensive coordinator Todd Grantham (his highest-paid assistant) and safeties coach Ron English.

The biggest raise went to linebackers coach Christian Robinson, who saw his $115,000 salary explode to $290,000 -- a raise of more than 200 percent.

Offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Brian Johnson and defensive line coach David Turner also netted six-figure raises.

The biggest winner, though, was head strength coach Nick Savage. In addition to a $150,000 raise, he also received a $75,000 bonus upon signing a contract that keeps him tied to Florida through Jan. 31, 2023, the paper reports.

Mullen's contract was not changed. He signed a 6-year deal worth $36.6 million upon taking the job after the 2017 season. His two seasons have seen the Gators rack up a 21-5 record, including an 11-2 mark with a No. 6 AP poll ranking in 2019.

Florida will enter 2020 with SEC championship and College Football Playoff expectations.

Coach (Title)

2019 Pay

2020 Pay

Change

Dan Mullen (HC)

$6.1 million

$6.1 million

None

Todd Grantham (DC)

$1.8 million

$1.8 million

None

John Hevesy (OL/RGC)

$590,000

$620,000

$30,000 (5%)

Billy Gonzales (WRs/PGC)

$590,000

$620,000

$30,000 (5%)

Brian Johnson (OC/QBs)

$440,000

$540,000

$100,000 (23%)

Greg Knox (RBs/STC)

$440,000

$485,000

$45,000 (10%)

Tim Brewster (AHC/TEs)

$440,000*

$485,000

$45,000 (10%)

David Turner (DL)

$365,000

$465,000

$100,000 (27%)

Torrian Gray (CBs)

$440,000

$450,000

$10,000 (2%)

Nick Savage (S&C)

$300,000

$450,000

$150,000 (50%)

Ron English (Safeties)

$440,000

$440,000

None

Christian Robinson (LBs)

$115,000

$290,000

$175,000 (219%)

Total

$12.06 million

$12.745 million

$685,000 (6%)

* - salary earned by staff member no longer at Florida

As part of Florida's pandemic fiscal adjustment, all coaches have agreed to forgo performance bonuses in 2020. The staff took in $400,000 in bonuses in 2019 and planned to increase that significantly if 2020 met expectations.

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