Pease, other UF assistants receive raises
Published: Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 4:21 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 4:21 p.m.
Although Brent Pease's offense struggled through much of his first season at Florida, Will Muschamp and the Gators apparently have considerable confidence in their offensive coordinator and the direction he's taking the offense.
UF has extended Pease's contract by one year and given him a $100,000 raise, upping his annual salary to $590,000 from $490,000. The amended contract, obtained by The Sun through a records request, runs through the 2015 season.
Additionally, there is a longevity clause in Pease's contract that will pay him a $100,000 bonus if he is still with the Gators at the end of his current deal in January 2016.
In his first year at UF after coming from Boise State, where he was also the offensive coordinator, Pease had difficulty generating a consistent passing game with a new starting quarterback and unproven wide receivers.
The Gators averaged only 334.4 yards of total offense a game, with only 146.3 coming through the air.
Pease isn't the only UF assistant who has received a raise. UF increased offensive line coach Tim Davis' annual salary to $300,000 from $275,000 and tight end's coach Derek Lewis also has received a $25,000 raise to $215,000 annually. Both coaches' contracts were extended through the 2013 season.
Running backs coach Brian White also had his contract extended through the 2013 season and will continue to make an annual salary of $290,000.
New special teams coordinator and outside linebackers coach Jeff Choate will receive an annual salary of $290,000.