GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — New Florida defensive coordinator D.J. Durkin got a raise to go along with his promotion.
Durkin, the team’s former linebackers coach and special teams coordinator, will make $490,000 annually as defensive coordinator. That’s a $150,000 raise. He also got an extra year added to his contract, keeping him through the 2014 season.
Durkin replaced Dan Quinn, who was hired by the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks.
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Florida released Durkin’s contract Friday, along with deals signed by former Kentucky coach Joker Phillips and defensive line coach Brad Lawing.
Phillips signed a two-year deal worth $265,000 annually. Lawing signed a three-year contract worth $390,000 annually. Lawing also got a $50,000 signing bonus.
All three coaches get the use of a dealer car as well as an apparel stipend from Nike worth $10,000 annually.