Durkin's promotion comes with $150K hike

D.J. Durkin's new role as Florida's defensive coordinator will earn him a $490,000 annual salary.

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Published: Friday, March 1, 2013 at 5:47 p.m.
Last Modified: Friday, March 1, 2013 at 5:47 p.m.

D.J. Durkin's promotion from linebackers coach/special teams coordinator to defensive coordinator at Florida comes with a $150,000 a year raise.

Durkin's new contract, which runs through the 2014 season, will pay him an annual salary of $490,000. He was making $340,000 a year in his former role.

UF's offensive coordinator Brent Pease, in the second year of a three-year contract, also makes $490,000 a year.

Durkin is replacing Dan Quinn, who left at the end of the season to become the defensive coordinator with the NFL's Seattle Seahawks. Quinn was making $510,000 a year at UF.

Durkin's contract, along with those of new defensive line and assistant head coach Brad Lawing and new wide receivers coach Joker Phillips, was obtained by The Sun through a records request and made available Friday afternoon.

Lawing, who left South Carolina to join Will Muschamp's staff, signed a three-year contract that will pay him an annual salary of $390,000. Additionally, he received a $50,000 signing bonus and will receive another $50,000 bonus if he is still on the job on Jan.31, 2016, the day his contract expires.

Phillips, the head coach at Kentucky the past two seasons, will be paid $265,000 a year by UF. Kentucky fired Phillips at the end of the 2012 season. Before being named the head coach at UK, the Kentucky native was a highly successful offensive coordinator for the Wildcats.

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