As Mark Stoops finalizes his 2019 coaching staff, we now know the details of new deals for three UK offensive assistants.
Records obtained by the Courier-Journal reveal a few significant raises. Last week we learned Vince Marrow now holds the title “Associate Head Coach.” Along with that promotion is a substantial raise. On track to make $475,000 in 2019, Marrow’s new three-year deal comes with a $600,000 starting salary and increases by $25,000 each year.
Offensive coordinator Eddie Gran will receive a similar deal after turning down an offer from Georgia’s Kirby Smart. The three-year extension begins with $875,000 (a $25K increase from his previous deal) in 2019 and increases by $25,000 each year.
Wide receivers coach Michael Smith’s first deal at UK was set to expire at the end of this season. Instead, he’ll get a $25,000 raise to $450,000 a year through 2020.
All three contracts come with buyouts; Smith’s is $100,000, while Gran and Marrow’s is $150,000.
We should learn more about Brad White and Jon Sumrall’s promotions before Spring Practice begins March 4.