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UF Reveals Coaching Salaries For New Football Assistants

The University of Florida has released details of the deals they used to lure three new coaches onto Will Muschamp’s coaching staff:


* New offensive coordinator Brent Pease will make $590,000 per year for three seasons.  Incredibly, in this age of million-dollar coordinators, that’s not that big a payout for the guy coming from Boise State.  His predecessor Charlie Weis had a deal worth $875,000 annually.


* New offensive line coach Tim Davis inked a one-year contract worth $275,000.  Poor guy.  Davis will replace Frank Verducci — an ex-Weis aide who was skedaddled by Muschamp after signing day.


* Finally, new strength coach Jeff Dillman will be paid $215,000 a year for two years to replace the incredibly popular Mickey Marotti.  Marotti exited Gainesville to join old boss Urban Meyer at Ohio State.


For Florida, those salaries are far from exorbitant. 

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SEC Headlines – 12/5/11 AM Edition

1.  This writer says number-crunching is no way to determine a champion.

2.  Nick Saban says Alabama is “not going to apologize for being in the game.”

3.  Auburn will head to the Georgia Dome looking to end the season on a positive note.

4.  Arkansas offensive coordinator Garrick McGee has officially been named UAB’s new head coach.

5.  The Hogs are headed for a Top 10 showdown with Kansas State.

6.  Les Miles says the BCS got it right with Tigers-Tide II.

7.  Mississippi State has sold its allotment of 12,000 tickets to the Music City Bowl already.

8.  Ole Miss freshman Jarvis Summers scored 27 to lead the Rebels to a 72-70 win at Penn State yesterday.

9.  Will Muschamp said last night that his coaching staff is intact heading into the Gator Bowl with Ohio State… but strength coach Mickey Marotti is heading to the other sideline to be with Urban Meyer.

10.  The Outback Bowl will be a homecoming for Georgia’s Aaron Murray and Orson Charles.

11.  John Calipari says Terrence Jones played his best game against North Carolina on Saturday.

12.  South Carolina is headed to its best bowl game ever… the Capital One Bowl

13.  Needing a win, Gamecock basketball coach Darrin Horn got a big one against hated Clemson yesterday.

14.  Tennessee’s football program will face a painful offseason.

15.  Vanderbilt fans are being challenged to sell out the 61,000-seat Liberty Bowl.

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Meyer Looking At Two Aides From UF

WKMG-TV in Orlando reported before Urban Meyer’s acceptance of the Ohio State job that he would make a run at two Florida staff members once he finally admitted he was taking the job.  The station said strength and conditioning coach Mickey Marotti and linebackers coach DJ Durkin would be at the top of the list.

Today The Columbus Dispatch says Meyer is indeed eyeballing two UF aides, but it lists receivers coach and recruiting coordinator Aubrey Hill as a Meyer target along with Marotti, not Durkin. 

Hill is an interesting choice for Meyer.  Taking over a program that’s currently awaiting NCAA sentencing on two fronts, one might think he would steer clear of anyone with any smudge of trouble on his resume.  But Hill was named in Yahoo! Sports’ report on Miami booster Nevin Shapiro earlier this year.  Florida backed him in full and Shapiro’s allegations could be poppycock, but it’s worth noting just the same.

UF athletic director Jeremy Foley told The Orlando Sentinel’s Mike Bianchi on WYGM-AM 740 earlier this week that he didn’t think Meyer would take any Gator assistants to Columbus.

“I don’t think so.  He and I talked the other day and he didn’t mention that,” Foley said.  “He and I talked the morning before his press conference and I wished him well, but I don’t think that’s gonna happen.”

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