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Contract details released for Gus Malzahn and Auburn assistants

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AUBURN - AL - The Auburn football coaching staff was rewarded with raises and extensions following it's impressive run in 2013.

Head coach Gus Malzahn's salary jumps from $2.3 million to $3.85 million. There is a built in raise of $250,000 every season over the next five years.

There are also contract bonuses if the team reaches specific goals including playing in the SEC Championship Game, winning a conference title, playing in a BCS bowl game or a college football semifinal, and advancing to the national championship game.

Malzahn will also get a bonus if the football program maintains an APR level above .930.

AUBURN ASSISTANT COACH SALARIES

Defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson: $850,000 salary ($50,000 raise)

Offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee: $600,000 salary ($250,000 raise)

Defensive line coach Rodney Garner: $550,000 salary ($50,000 raise)

Receivers coach Dameyune Craig: $500,000 salary ($150,000 raise)

Safeties coach Charlie Harbison: $475,000 salary ($50,000 raise)

Offensive line coach J.B. Grimes: $370,000 salary ($100,000 raise)

Running backs coach Tim Horton: $325,000 salary ($75,000 raise)

Tight ends/special teams coordinator Scott Fountain: $325,000 salary ($75,000 raise)

Cornerbacks coach Melvin Smith: $325,000 salary ($25,000 raise)

Strength and conditioning coach Ryan Russell: $285,000 salary ($75,000 raise)

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