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.
Monte Kiffin, Orgeron, Chaney and Thompson will each hold three-year contracts while the remaining coaches will receive two-year deals.
Running backs and special teams coach Eddie Gran will make $185,000, quarterbacks coach David Reaves and wide receivers coach Frank Wilson will each make $150,000 and defensive backs coach Willie Garza will make $110,000.
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