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Tom Herman's coordinators and assistants are getting raises at Houston


After a season that saw the Cougars finish 13-1 with a big win over Florida State in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl to end the year, Tom Herman's coordinators and assistant coaches are getting raises in H-Town.

According to a report from Joseph Duarte, defensive coordinator Todd Orlando and offensive coordinator Major Applewhite have both received one-year extensions as well as raises and Orlando remains the highest paid non-Power 5 assistant in college football.

The Houston assistants are also being rewarded for a job well done, with the salary pool increasing 6% to $2.235 million for 2016.

Year two for Tom Herman and his staff should be interesting, with their opening game taking place against Oklahoma at NRG Stadium in Houston, followed by a trip to Nippert to play Cincinnati a few weeks later. The Cougs will face UConn at home in a big revenge game from 2015 (which marked their only loss), with home games against Tulsa, UCF, Tulane, and Louisville, and road games at Texas State, Navy, SMU, and Memphis.

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