Florida gives DC Shannon $400K raise to go with new title

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Florida's Randy Shannon has gotten a $400,000 raise to go along with his promotion to defensive coordinator.

Shannon was promoted to defensive coordinator in January, four days after the Gators beat Iowa 30-3 in the Outback Bowl. Shannon's contract was released Friday along with those of new assistants Ja'Juan Seider, Corey Bell and Brad Davis.

Shannon signed a three-year deal worth $890,000 annually. The contract also includes $300,000 in retention bonuses, including $75,000 paid to Shannon for being employed on March 1. Shannon also gets $10,000 annually for the team's equipment/apparel contract with Nike, a dealer car and $1,500 as an academic incentive.

Shannon coached linebackers the last two seasons in Gainesville. He also served as associate head coach and co-defensive coordinator, although Geoff Collins called plays. Temple hired Collins as its head coach in December.

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