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Assistant pay rises tick at UA; defensive coordinator to make nearly $1M a year

By Tom Murphy

This article was published January 21, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

Deeper salary pool

• Arkansas Razorbacks football assistant coaches will make a combined $4.345 million in 2018, an increase of 10 percent counting one extra assistant. Last year’s salary pool for assistants was $3.945 million. A comparison of the salaries of the past two staffs of UA football assistants, from highest to lowest salaries:

Coach;2018 salary;Coach;2017 salary

John Chavis;$995,000;Dan Enos;$800,000

Joe Craddock;$600,000;Paul Rhoads;$700,000

Dustin Fry;$400,000;Michael Smith;$400,000

Jeff Traylor;$370,000;Chad Walker;$375,000

Steve Caldwell;$360,000;Kurt Anderson;$370,000

Ron Cooper;$355,000;Barry Lunney Jr.;$350,000

Barry Lunney Jr.;$350,000;John Scott;$340,000

Justin Stepp;$350,000;Reggie Mitchell;$310,000

John Scott;$340,000;Vernon Hargreaves;$300,000

Mark Smith;$225,000;NA

Total;$4.345 mil;Total;$3.945 mil

Defensive coordinator John Chavis will be the highest-paid assistant coach on the 2018 staff of first-year Arkansas Razorbacks Coach Chad Morris, with his salary just short of making him the first $1 million-a-year assistant for the athletic department.

Deeper salary pool

• Arkansas Razorbacks football assistant coaches will make a combined $4.345 million in 2018, an increase of 10 percent counting one extra assistant. Last year’s salary pool for assistants was $3.945 million. A comparison of the salaries of the past two staffs of UA football assistants, from highest to lowest salaries:

Coach;2018 salary;Coach;2017 salary

John Chavis;$995,000;Dan Enos;$800,000

Joe Craddock;$600,000;Paul Rhoads;$700,000

Dustin Fry;$400,000;Michael Smith;$400,000

Jeff Traylor;$370,000;Chad Walker;$375,000

Steve Caldwell;$360,000;Kurt Anderson;$370,000

Ron Cooper;$355,000;Barry Lunney Jr.;$350,000

Barry Lunney Jr.;$350,000;John Scott;$340,000

Justin Stepp;$350,000;Reggie Mitchell;$310,000

John Scott;$340,000;Vernon Hargreaves;$300,000

Mark Smith;$225,000;NA

Total;$4.345 mil;Total;$3.945 mil

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TravisBickle says... January 21, 2018 at 2:04 p.m.

What a f'n joke. El Gordo.

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TimberTopper says... January 21, 2018 at 2:52 p.m.

Going to be nice paying all these contract buyouts!

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