Georgia announces raises for assistants, new analyst Will Muschamp's salary
Georgia released the salary figures for new assistant coach Jahmile Addae, and defensive analyst Will Muschamp on Wednesday. The Bulldogs also announced a series of raises for assistants already on coach Kirby Smart’s staff.
Addae, the new defensive backs coach hired from West Virginia, will make $500,000 annually while Muschamp is being paid like an assistant coach at $300,000 annually. Kirby Smart announced the addition of Muschamp to his staff on Wednesday in a Zoom press conference with reporters, per Dawgs247.
Georgia also announced that that defensive coordinator Dan Lanning, who was pursued by Texas and new head coach Steve Sarkisian, has been given a raise to $1.8 million. He made $1.25 million in 2020. Running backs coach Dell McGee will now make $800,000, a raise of $125,000 from his 2020 salary. Tight ends coach Todd Hartley will receive a $50,000 raise from $400,000 in 2020 to $450,000 in 2021.
While with the Mountaineers, Addae led the nation’s No. 1 pass defense in 2020 in passing yards surrendered per game. He made $325,000 last season at WVU. Muschamp, the former South Carolina coach, reached a buyout settlement with the Gamecocks at the end of 2020 for $12.9 million. Muschamp’s son, Jackson Muschamp, is a walk-on quarterback for the Bulldogs. Muschamp previously served as the head coach at Florida and the defensive coordinator at Auburn (two stints), Texas, and LSU.
The assistants already on staff had a series of pursuits with other schools, most notably Lanning with Texas. But McGee was also reportedly pursued by Auburn, his alma mater. Hartley also may be rewarded for recruiting big-time tight ends Darnell Washington and Brock Bowers in the past two classes to Athens.