Tennessee coach Derek Dooley to earn $1.8 million

UT Vols Head Coach Derek Dooley
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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
earn $425,000.

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
"first-class."