5:00 am January 29, 2011, by Tim Tucker
Offensive line coach Stacy Searels got a six-figure raise when he left Georgia for the same job at Texas last week.
Searels will be paid $425,000 annually at Texas, according to the Austin American-Statesman, which on Friday obtained the contracts of the Longhorns’ assistant football coaches through an open-records request.
Searels’ salary represents a $135,000 –- or 47 percent –- raise over the $290,000 annual pay called for in his last contract with Georgia. In addition, that contract included a bonus for bowl games ($19,400 for last season’s Liberty Bowl).
Georgia’s highest paid assistant coach, defensive coordinator Todd Grantham, makes $750,000 per year. No other Georgia assistant makes as much as Searels’ new salary.
Texas will pay new defensive coordinator Manny Diaz, hired from Mississippi State, and new co-offensive coordinator Bryan Harsin, hired from Boise State, annual salaries of $625,000, according to the contracts obtained by the Austin newspaper.
– Tim Tucker, UGA Blog
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