As ESPN reported earlier this week, DC Robb Smith received a significant bump:
Ark FB has announced raises for assistants. Paging thru, DC Robb Smith's is $750K, stepping to $800K, $850K next 2 years— Thomas Murphy (@TomMurphyADG) January 8, 2015
It's also being reported that Smith has a buyout of $250k through February 2018, however it doesn't apply if he leaves for the NFL or a head coaching position.
OL coach Sam Pittman was bumped up to $525k and the length of his deal was extended:
Slight change with OL coach Sam Pittman's deal. He goes from $500K to $525K through June 30, 2018. Had the wrong date.— Robbie Neiswanger (@NWARobbie) January 8, 2015
Tight ends coach Barry Lunney received a 20% raise:
TE coach Barry Lunney's salary goes from $200K to $240K and his contract is extended to June 30, 2016.— Robbie Neiswanger (@NWARobbie) January 8, 2015
Defensive backs coach Clay Jennings is now up to $350k:
Defensive backs coach Clay Jennings goes from $320K to $350K and his deal runs through June 30, 2017.— Robbie Neiswanger (@NWARobbie) January 8, 2015
Strength and conditioning coach Ben Herbert also received a significant increase. He'll be higher or as high as some of the on-field assistant coaches. I'm not sure if that's normal at this level of football. It might be.
Arkansas strength coach Ben Herbert goes from $300K to $330K in 2015, $340K in 2016 and $350K in 2017.— Robbie Neiswanger (@NWARobbie) January 8, 2015
Defensive line coach Rory Segrest is now making $240k.
Arkansas also noted that offensive coordinator Jim Cheney, wide receivers coach Michael Smith, and running backs coach Joel Thomas have not yet signed new deals but are "being finalized and will be released in the near future." That will surely be an interesting topic in the coming days.