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Despite So-So Offense In 2012, Gators Give Raises To Offensive Coaches

handing over cashIn every fanbase there are grumblers.  Those folks who are never happy, who always know better than the administration.  One can only imagine what the grumblers in the Florida fanbase are saying this morning.

UF announced yesterday that the contracts of four coaches on the offensive side of the ball have been extended and that three of those assistants have also been given raises:


Offensive coordinator Brent Pease: one-year extension, $100,000 raise (to $590,000)

Offensive line coach Tim Davis: one-year extension, $25,000 raise (to $300,000)

Tight ends coach Derek Lewis: one-year extension, $24,000 raise (to $215,000)

Running backs coach Brian White: one-year extension, no raise


So what’s the problem?

The Gators finished 10th in the SEC in scoring offense, 14th in passing offense, and 12th in total offense.  They did rank third in the league in rushing offense, but the team was very much carried by its defense last season.

So while handing out raises is nothing new — and most of these raises are tame when compared to other college deals — those grumblers in the Sunshine State will likely be grumbling that an offensive staff that underwhelmed last year is being rewarded for its efforts.

It was also announced that new outside linebackers coach and special teams coordinator Jeff Choate will make $290,000 per year.

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