Nebraska’s 2017 coaching staff will make the most money in program history.
The Huskers’ staff added assistant Bob Elliott to the staff on Monday, with Elliott set to coach safeties. As reported by Lincoln Journal Star’s Brian Christopherson, Elliott will make $325,000 in the first year of his two-year deal. He’ll make $350,000 in 2018.
Bob Elliott has a 2-year deal. He will make 325K the first year and 350K next year. #Huskers
— Brian Christopherson (@HuskerExtraBC) February 13, 2017
Nebraska head coach Mike Riley’s base salary was $2.8 million for 2016. That figure will increase by $100,000 in each of the next three years.
The Huskers assistants will make more than $3.8 million in 2017, led by new defensive coordinator Bob Diaco. The former Connecticut head coach will earn $825,000 in 2017. Diaco is the highest-paid assistant in program history.
Nebraska football assistants salary
— Christopher Heady (@heady_chris) February 13, 2017
Riley is 15-11 in his first two seasons with the Huskers. After going 6-7 in 2015, Riley led Nebraska to a 7-0 start in 2016 before finishing 9-4. The Huskers lost to Tennessee 38-24 in the Music City Bowl.
The Huskers will get ready for the 2017 season with the spring game on April 15. The regular season begins Sept. 2 at home against Arkansas State.
Nebraska then travels to Oregon on Sept. 9. It returns home to face Northern Illinois on Sept. 16. The Big Ten schedule begins the following week at home against Rutgers on Sept. 23.