With Florida State's defense giving up its seventh game tying or winning drive in the last 17 contests, many fans are wondering about the buyout for defensive coordinator Charles Kelly. Kelly has three years left on his deal after 2017, at $883,000 salary annually. That comes out to a buyout of $2.65M.
Earlier on Friday, Florida State football released the contract figures the coaching staff will receive for the upcoming 2016 season.
After receiving a contract extension with a promotion, new vice president and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Stan Wilcox saw his salary rise from $510,000 to $757,985 per year until his new contract expires in June of 2020, an increase of 48.6%.
Defensive coordinator Charles Kelly also received a hefty pay raise to $833,000, up from his 2015 salary of $583,000, a 42.8% increase, the largest of any assistant coach. Kelly will see another slight increase of $25,000 following each of the next two seasons, raising his salary figure to $858,000 in 2017 and $883,000 in 2018, which is what he will receive for the 2019 and 2020 seasons.
Each of the assistant coaches (other than Charles Kelly) all saw a slight raise in salary of $9,000 from their respective 2015 salary figures. Their exact 2016 salaries can be seen below.
Tim Brewster, tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator, saw his salary rise from $433,000 to $442,000 for the upcoming season.
Defensive ends coach Brad Lawing saw a slight jump in salary from his $415,000 in 2015 to $424,000 in 2016.
Rick Trickett, Florida State offensive line coach, will have his salary increased from the $583,000 he made in 2015 to $592,000 for the upcoming 2016 season.
Quarterbacks coach and co-offensive coordinator Randy Sanders will make more than his 2015 figure of $583,000, and will receive $592,000 in 2016.
Lawrence Dawsey, wide receivers coach and co-offensive coordinator, made $463,000 in 2015 and will get $472,000 for the upcoming FSU football season.
Defensive tackles coach Odell Haggins, after receiving $463,000 in 2015, will make $472,000 for the upcoming Florida State football campaign.
Running backs coach Jay Graham received $403,000 in 2015 and will see that number rise to $412,000 in 2016.
Bill Miller, linebackers coach, will see a raise in his $403,000 figure in 2015 to $412,000 for the upcoming season.
After Kelly's defense allowed back-to-back touchdown drives