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Florida releases contract details for retained assistant coaches

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Doug Nussmeier led five assistants getting salary bumps.

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Two weeks after releasing contract details for about half of their coaching staff, the Florida Gators have released details for what amounts to the other half of the staff.

Reports from the usual suspects — Only Gators, the Orlando Sentinel, 247Sports — on Friday contained those details, which pertain to the coaches retained by the Gators from Jim McElwain’s 2016 staff without promotions.

Let’s do a list.

  • Offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier’s base pay soars from $515,000 to $833,000, which would seem like the biggest raise on the staff — except that it actually doesn’t move his total compensation much at all, as his $300,000 buyout from Michigan after being fired as part of the Wolverines’ cleaning house at the end of the Brady Hoke era has expired, leaving Florida to bring its contribution to Nussmeier up to make whole the $800,000-plus he made over the last two years. Nussmeier also received a two-year extension that runs through the 2018 season.
  • Co-defensive coordinator and defensive line coach Chris Rumph got the biggest raise not related to another school’s buyout, jumping from $490,000 to $590,000 and getting a three-year extension through the 2019 season. (Rumph reportedly turned down an offer from Clemson this January.)
  • New linebackers coach and former running backs coach Tim Skipper got the smallest raise of any Florida coach, with his base pay moving up just $7,000 — from $440,000 to $447,000 in a new two-year extension through 2018.
  • Tight ends coach and special teams coordinator Greg Nord — a favorite subject of constant speculation about staff movement on social media — gets the biggest bump of any non-coordinator retention, moving from $390,000 to $410,000 and receiving a two-year extension.
  • Wide receivers coach Kerry Dixon gets bumped up from $275,000 to $290,000, equaling the sums set to go to new hires Brad Davis and Corey Bell in 2017, and gets a two-year extension as well.

Rumph and Dixon each earned retention bonuses earlier this year — Rumph took home $50,000 in March, while Dixon got $25,000 in May — and are both now in line to receive larger ones going forward. Rumph would make $75,000 for staying with Florida through March 2018, and $100,000 for remaining through March 2019, while Dixon is set to get $35,000 for staying through May 2018.

All of Florida’s football assistant coaches also receive a $10,000 bonus from Nike not calculated in base pay.