We now know what it will cost to pay Mark Stoops’ two new assistant coaches, Dean Hood and Derrick LeBlanc, as well as the extensions for Eddie Gran and newly-promoted Matt House.
According to Jon Hale over at The Courier-Journal, who first reported the deals, Gran has signed a brand new extension that will keep him in Lexington through the 2019 season. The new contract will pay him $825,000 for the 2017 season with raises of $25,000 each year in 2018 and 2019. Gran’s first contract paid him $650,000 for 2016 and was set to expire after one more year.
Kentucky’s new defensive coordinator, Matt House, received a significant pay raise in his new role, going from $275,000 a year as special teams coordinator to $650,000 a year to run the defense.
As for the new guys on the team, Dean Hood signed a two-year deal at $350,000 per year and Derrick LeBlanc will make $300,000 a year for two years.
|Eddie Gran, Off. Coordinator||$825,000 (2017); $850,000 (2018); $875,000 (2019)|
|Matt House, Def. Coordinator||$650,000 yr. through 2019|
|Dean Hood, OLB/ST Coach||$350,000 yr. through 2018|
|Derrick LeBlanc, D-Line Coach||$300,000 yr. through 2018|
Also worth noting: the Gran and House deals come with a $150,000 per-year buyout, while the buyout for Hood and LeBlanc is set at $100,000 per.
It’s reports like these that really make me question why I am blogging about college football and not coaching college football.