KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP)—Tennessee will pay more than $5.3 million to its football coaches in 2009, including $2 million for head coach Lane Kiffin $1.2 million for defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin.
The previous staff under Phillip Fulmer was set to make a combined $4.7 million in 2009.
Recruiting coordinator and defensive line coach Ed Orgeron has the next largest salary with $650,000 this season. Offensive coordinator and line coach Jim Chaney will make $380,000, and linebackers coach Lance Thompson will make $350,000.
The total ranks Tennessee’s football coaching salary pool fourth among the Southeastern Conference’s football programs.
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