Thursday, January 8, 2015

Razorbacks increase pay for assistant football coaches

Posted By on Thu, Jan 8, 2015 at 6:50 PM

click to enlarge $750,000 MAN: Hog defensive  boss Robb Smith.
  • $750,000 MAN: Hog defensive boss Robb Smith.

The University of Arkansas today released a round of improved contracts for football assistant coaches under an FOI request I'd submitted a while back.

ESPN had already reported that defensive coordinator Robb Smith was moving from $500,000 to $750,000 a year. Earlier, UAF had refused FOI requests for information about that contract under the pretext that it was in "active use."

Tonight, I got the Smith contract, plus other deals with other assistant coaches. Bret Bielema's 7-6 season and his belief in the need to pay big bucks to assistants has found a warm reception at UAF. Looks like 10 percent bumps generally. I'll give you the contacts and welcome crowd sourcing commentary.

Sam Pittman contract.

Clay Jennings contract.

Rory Segrest contract.

Barry Lunney contract.

Ben Herbert contract.

Robb Smith contract DEMOLITION PLANNED: Of

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