The University Athletic Association released the contract information for Will Muschamp’s three new coaches that have been hired this offseason.
Offensive coordinator Kurt Roper left Duke University and long time mentor David Cutcliffe, but will be compensated nicely with a contract that runs through January 31, 2017 and will pay him an annual base salary of $590,000 (the same base salary that Brent Pease was compensated with last season). Roper was also awarded a $100,000 signing bonus in accordance with executing the contract and an additional $100,000 “longevity clause” will kick in to his contract if he is still under contract on January 31, 2016.
In addition to Roper, new offensive line coach Mike Summers will make $190,000 annually with a two-year contract that runs through January 31, 2016 and special teams coordinator and linebacker coach Coleman Hutzler signed a one-year deal that will earn him $230,000 through January 31, 2015.
In addition to the annual salary, all thee assistant coaches received a $10,000 bonus from the University Athletic Association in accordance with their contract with Nike. That sum will be paid annually on February 1st by the University Athletic Association during the term of the contract with each coach. Under this provision, each coach will be required to wear Nike clothing and equipment to any public function, appearance, practice or game – a standard practice with all apparel contracts.