In 2018, the Minnesota Golden Gophers will pay their coaches $105,000 more than the program did in 2017.
Part of that is because the NCAA allowed on-field staffs in FBS programs — starting in January — to expand from nine to 10. The increase from $3.215 million to $3.32 million is also because each of the six returning coaches for the team will receive slight raises, according to Andy Greder of the Pioneer Press.
Those six coaches are Kirk Ciarrocca (offensive coordinator), Robb Smith (defensive coordinator), Matt Simon (wide receivers), Kenni Burns (running backs), Brian Callahan (offensive line) and Rob Wenger (special teams and outside linebackers).
Minnesota lost three assistant coaches since the end of last season — Maurice Linguist (defensive backs), Ed Warriner (offensive line) and Bryce Paup (defensive line).
The Golden Gophers went 5-7 overall last season, and 2-7 in Big Ten play.