A day after Steve Spurrier's pay raise was announced, the BOT approved pay bumps for all assistant coaches. While nothing's certain, it now seems likely that the South Carolina coaching staff will not experience any offseason turnover.
Assistants receive a $20,000 raise, except for G.A. Mangus. He gets $25,000 raise, now makes $320,000 annually. Ward's salary remains same.
Assistants receive a $20,000 raise, except for G.A. Mangus. He gets $25,000 raise, now makes $320,000 annually. Ward's salary remains same.— Ryan Wood (@rwood_SC) January 16, 2014
Mangus, as some of you may recall, was arrested in 2011 for a public Upstate whizzin' that inspired a snarky tweet by Tahj Boyd (0-5 vs. South Carolina as a rostered player). Due to the incident, Mangus was barred from receiving a raise these past two seasons. That penalty has now expired, and Mangus' salary has nearly doubled. He's also slated to receive a $25,000 raise each of the next two seasons. Party at G.A.'s crib, y'all!
The rest of the staff also received raises, and will enjoy $20,000 salary increases over the next two seasons, except for defensive coordinator Lorenzo Ward, who will earn $750,000 for the next three seasons should he stay with the team. Here's the overall breakdown:
|Coach||Position||2013 salary||2014 salary||2015 salary|
|Lorenzo Ward||Defensive Coordinator||$650,000||$750,000||$750,000*|
|Steve Spurrier, Jr.||WRs/Co-Offensive Coordinator/Recruiting Coordinator||$325,000||$380,000||$400,000|
|Deke Adams||Defensive Line||$225,000||$300,000||$320,000|
|Grady Brown||Secondary/Assistant ST Coordinator||$180,000||$250,000||$270,000|
|Shawn Elliott||Offensive Line/Co-Offensive Coordinator||$325,000||$430,000||$450,000|
|Joe Robinson||Special Teams||$325,000||$350,000||$375,000|
|Everette Sands||Running Backs||$215,000||$250,000||$270,000|
(*Ward will make $750,000 in 2016)
By the way, Steve Spurrier's contract now runs through 2018. That's right, class of 2014 recruit, right on through your senior year! Also::
Steve Spurrier's new contract includes a position within the university once he retires.
Steve Spurrier's new contract includes a position within the university once he retires.— John Whittle (@johnmwhittle) January 16, 2014
Our suggestion? Continue "The Steve Spurrier Show" as a subscription-only, late night program. I would pay an irresponsible amount for membership, as would you all.
What do you suggest for Spurrier's post-coaching role with the university?