UT Vols Head Coach Derek Dooley
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - New Tennessee coach Derek Dooley will
earn $1.8 million in his first season of a six-year contract.
Under agreements between Tennessee and its new coaches, Dooley's
nine assistants will make a combined $2.7 million. Tennessee
announced the salaries Tuesday.
Defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox's $600,000 salary is the
largest among the assistants. Offensive coordinator Jim Cheney will
Dooley was hired Jan. 15 to replace Lane Kiffin. He will make
$200,000 less than Kiffin made in his only season at Tennessee.
Kiffin left Jan. 12 to coach Southern California.
Athletic director Mike Hamilton says Dooley will do a
"tremendous job" as coach, and called Dooley's staff