Auburn’s Kent Austin has a new deal with a raise upon his promotion to quarterbacks coach.

Matt Cohen of and Adam Cole of the Opelika-Auburn News are reporting the details of Austin’s new contract, obtained via records requests.

Austin made $250,000 in his 2023 role as a special assistant to the head coach and quality assistant. Now that he is the on-field quarterbacks coach, Austin gets an extra $150,000 for team endorsements and public appearances, bringing his salary to $400,000.

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Austin’s compensation has the chance to climb significantly with retention bonuses. If he is on staff for the 2025 season, he is set to make $600,000. If he retained again for 2026, he would add another $350,000 and make $950,000 for his third season as QB coach.

Freeze brought Austin along from Liberty where he was co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for four seasons. Austin arrived at Liberty in 2019 after being head coach of the CFL’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats from 2013-17. The 60-year-old Austin is a former Ole Miss standout who played professionally from 1986-96 and got into coaching in 2003.