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Chomping at Bits: Florida football assistant coaches receive raises

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The Gators will pay their assistant coaches nearly $4.23 million in 2016.

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Several Florida assistant coaches receive raises: Defensive coordinator Geoff Collins received a raise of nearly $300,000 to bring his salary to $890,000. He also received a retention bonus of $150,000, and can earn another next year by staying with the Gators. He is now among the nation's highest-paid assistant coaches, with the prospect of earning over $1 million next season. Defensive line coach Chris Rumph now makes $500,000 annually, earning a raise of $85,000 and a one-year extension. New defensive backs coach Torrian Gray signed a two-year deal worth $335,000 per year and linebacker coach Randy Shannon received a slight increase from $400,000 a year to $409,750. Shannon also can receive a retention bonus of $125,000 if he is still on staff in February 2017.

Offensive line coach Mike Summers earned a two-year extension and a raise to $498,500 annually. Offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier's salary increased from $500,000 to $525,000, and tight ends and special teams coach Greg Nord and running backs coach Tim Skipper each also received a bump of $25,000. Wide receiver coach Kerry Dixon's salary increased $10,000. (Edgar Thompson, Orlando SentinelThomas Goldkamp, 247 SportsGraham Hall, Gainesville SunScott Carter, Florida Gators)

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