Florida releases contract details for assistants

The Associated PressMarch 1, 2013 

— 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.

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.

Lawing made $300,000 a year at South Carolina.

All three coaches get the use of a dealer car as well as an apparel stipend from Nike worth $10,000 annually.

Go Gamecocks is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service