UF offensive coordinator gets job security

Published: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 4:21 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 4:21 p.m.

Florida coach Will Muschamp may still be on the hot seat, but his new offensive coordinator appears to have some job security.

Kurt Roper, who left the same job at Duke to take over the Gators' offense in January, has signed a three-year contract with UF that runs through the 2016 season.

Roper's annual salary is $590,000. He also received a $100,000 signing bonus and will get an additional $100,000 longevity incentive bonus if he's still on the staff in January of 2016, heading into the third year of his contract.

Additionally, Roper received a $10,000 bonus from the school's apparel contract with Nike. That bonus will be added to his salary each season he remains at UF.

UF on Wednesday released the finalized contracts of Roper and the two other new members of Muschamp's staff — offensive line coach Mike Summers and special teams coordinator Coleman Hutzler.

Summers signed a two-year contract with an annual salary of $190,000. Hutzler has a one-year contract that will pay him $230,000 this season. Both also received a $10,000 signing bonus that comes from the school's contract with Nike.

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