The university released figures detailing salaries for head coach Steve Spurrier's nine assistants, which showed the school will pay $2.15 million in salaries. That's an increase of $320,000 over what the assistants made in 2009.
Ellis Johnson, South Carolina's assistant head coach for defense, got the biggest boost, with his compensation doubling to $700,000. It includes a base salary of $200,000, a supplement of $150,000 and $350,000 in TV and radio funds. Johnson also received a two-year contract extension through 2013.
Others who saw their salaries increase were running backs coach Jay Graham, recruiting coordinator and special teams coordinator Shane Beamer , quarterbacks coach G.A. Mangus, defensive line coach Brad Lawing and tight ends coach Jeep Hunter.
Graham will make $142,500 this year, up from $110,000 in 2009. Beamer got a boost from $165,000 to $180,000. Mangus earned a raise of $10,000 to $150,000. Lawing's compensation increased from $200,000 to $210,000. Hunter will make $2,500 more next season for a salary of $142,500.
The only staffers not to receive raises are receivers coach Steve Spurrier Jr. at $200,000 and defensive coordinator Lorenzo Ward, who earns $275,000.
First-year offensive line coach Shawn Elliott will make $150,000, which is less than the $250,000 South Carolina paid his predecessor, Eric Wolford.