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Report: Florida OC Doug Nussmeier got raise, extension this offseason

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Florida’s offense has ranked 12th and last in the SEC in coordinator Doug Nussmeier’s two seasons, but he received a raise and a two-year extension this offseason.

In response to a public records request from GatorBait.net, Florida released its coaching contracts.

Nussmeier’s base pay will be close to $850,000 this season; it was $525,000 last season. One reason it was so low last season and in 2015, though, was that Nussmeier still was getting paid by Michigan, his previous employer.

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Florida averaged 334.0 yards (12th in the league) and 23.2 points per game (11th) in 2015; last season, the Gators averaged 344.0 yards (last) and 23.9 points (12th).

Nussmeier will be No. 2 on the salary list for UF assistants, as newly promoted defensive coordinator Randy Shannon will make $900,000 this season; Shannon made $500,000 in 2016, when he was the linebacker coach.

Defensive line coach Chris Rumph is the only other assistant who will make more than $500,000. His 2017 salary is $600,000, a raise of $100,000 from 2016.

Every Florida assistant will make at least $300,000.

Florida coach Jim McElwain is scheduled to make $4.3 million this season.

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