The eight members of Turner Gill's new coaching staff at Kansas will earn significantly more than Mark Mangino's 2009 staff did.
The Lawrence Journal-World reports that Gill's staff will earn $2,059,999.96 this season. That figure is up 16.61 percent from the $1.766,500 that Mangino's staff pocketed for their work last season.
Here's a look at Gill's staff and what it will make.
Chuck Long, offensive coordinator: $350,000
Carl Torbush, defensive coordinator: $350,000
John Grimes, offensive line coach: $250,000
Darrell Wyatt, wide receivers coach: $249,999.96
Reggie Mitchell, running backs coach/recruiting coordinator: $240,000
Buddy Wyatt, defensive line coach: $200,000
Vic Shealy, cornerbacks coach: $150,000
Aaron Stamm, tight ends coach/special teams coordinator: $150,000
Robert Wimberly Jr., safeties coach: $120,000
On Mangino's 2009 staff, former offensive coordinator Ed Warinner was the highest-paid member at $300,000, while defensive coordinator Clint Bowen's base salary of $260,000 was second. None of the members of the old staff were carried over by Gill onto his new staff.
Much has been made about Gill's experienced staff, which will feature former FBS head coaches in Long and Torbush and a couple of the nation's top recruiters in Wyatt and Mitchell. It's obvious that Kansas isn't paying lip service to the cost of assembling a top staff when these salaries are analyzed.
And Gill's starting salary of $2 million per year on a five-year contract is the highest salary that Kansas has ever started a football coach when he begins his work with the Jayhawks.