Some may have giggled at Georgia’s hiring of Brian Schottenheimer, but it’s the new offensive coordinator who will be laughing all the way to the bank.
In complying with the Macon Telegraph‘s open-records request, UGA revealed that Schottenheimer will earn $950,000 for the 2015 season. The Telegraph writes that Schottenheimer’s “base salary is $375,000, but he will also receive a salary supplement of $575,000 paid in quarterly installments.”
The supplemental income is the amount former coordinator, Mike Bobo, earned in 2014 before taking the job as head coach at Colorado State.
Based on 2014 numbers provided by USAToday.com, Schottenheimer would’ve been the seventh-highest paid assistant in college football and the second-highest paid offensive coordinator in the SEC (LSU’s Cam Cameron, $1,315,967). Bobo’s total pay ranked 40th nationally.
Schottenheimer had served as an NFL coordinator the past nine seasons, three with the St. Louis Rams (2012-14) and six with the New York Jets (2006-11).
The job at UGA will be Schottenheimer’s first at the collegiate level since 2000, a season he spent at USC as tight ends coach. His only other experience at this level was with Syracuse in 1999 as wide receivers coach.