Chad Morris will be simultaneously one of the lowest- and highest-paid offensive coordinators in the SEC in 2020.
Auburn announced Thursday night that Morris signed a 3-year contract worth $735,000 annually.
That figure places him behind Alabama's Steve Sarkisian ($1.55 million), Tennessee's Jim Chaney ($1.5 million), South Carolina's Mike Bobo ($1.2 million), Georgia's Todd Monken ($1.1 million), Arkansas's Kendal Briles ($1 million), Kentucky's Eddie Gran ($875,000), Texas A&M's Darrell Dickey ($808,000) and LSU's Steve Ensminger ($800,000) and Scott Linehan ($800,000).
But Morris will make far more than any of his new peers in total, because he's still being paid by Arkansas for the next three years.
Morris signed a 6-year contract upon taking the Arkansas job on Dec. 5, 2017 and only coached two years of that deal. The Hogs owe him $2.45 million per year for the next four years, so the Auburn contract means that figure will be offset down to $1.715 million per year over the next three.
Also, Auburn announced that new offensive line coach Jack Bicknell, Jr., will earn $500,000 per year on a 2-year contract. That represents a $100,000 raise from what he earned for the same job at Ole Miss, and a $75,000 bump from what Auburn paid JB Grimes.
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