After one year on the job in which his unit struggled mightily, Brent Pease is getting a bump in pay to go along with some additional “job security” — and some public confidence displayed by his boss to boot.
Florida announced Wednesday that the offensive coordinator’s contract has been extended by one year, through the 2015 season. Pease’s annual salary was also raised from $490,000 to $590,000.
If Pease, who came to Gainesville from Boise State following the 2011 season, remains with the Gators through the remainder of the new deal, he will receive a $100,000 longevity bonus.
In 2012, UF finished 103rd in total offense (334.4 yards per game) and 76th in scoring offense (26.5 points per game). The season before Pease’s arrival, the Gators finished 105th (328.7 ypg) and 71st (25.5 ppg) in those two categories, respectively.
In addition to Pease, two other UF assistants received raises of $25,000 apiece — offensive line coach Tim Davis ($300,000) and tight ends coach Derek Lewis ($215,000).
Also, running backs coach Brian White had his contract extended by one year but did not receive a raise.