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Contract details released for 3 new Maryland football assistants

This is the Maryland Minute, a short story followed by a roundup of Terps-related news.

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Maryland assistant coaching hires have slowly been trickling in, but the details of some of their contracts were just reported Monday.

According to a memorandum of understanding obtained by The Washington Post through an open records request, new offensive coordinator Scottie Montgomery will make $800,000 in the first year of his contract. That’s $100,000 more than the $700,000 Canada was scheduled to make before he was promoted to interim head coach, according to InsideMdSports. Canada made $155,000 for his first month as interim coach and $135,000 for every 30-day period afterward.

Montgomery’s base salary will start at $450,000 each year, with a $25,000 increase in each year of his three-year deal. His supplemental income will start at $350,000. Montgomery will be paid $550,000 if he’s fired without cause, and if he’s fired and takes another job in athletics, the amount he receives from Maryland would be reduced by the amount he makes at his new job.

Like head coach Mike Locksley, Montgomery has significant bonuses depending on Maryland’s postseason success that could pay him as much as $225,000. They include:

  • $45,000 for participating in the Big Ten championship and $67,500 for winning it
  • $22,500 for playing in a standard bowl, $45,000 for playing a New Year’s Six bowl, $67,500 for a playing in a College Football Playoff semifinal or $90,000 for playing in a CFP final
  • If Maryland wins in the postseason, Montgomery will get an additional $22,500 for a standard bowl or New Year’s Six bowl win, $45,000 for a College Football Playoff semifinal win or $67,500 for a CFP final win

The Post also obtained the salaries of special teams coordinator John Papuchis and running backs coach Elijah Brooks through separate requests. Papuchis will make $350,000 in each year of his two-year deal, while Brooks has a two-year deal that will pay him $175,000 in his first year and $200,000 in the second.

Papuchis will be owed $250,000 if fired without cause, while Brooks will be owed his entire salary. If both accept new athletics-related jobs, they have buyouts similar to Montgomery’s. They also have performance incentive similar to Montgomery’s, but they are smaller since they’re taken as a percentage of the coaches annual base salary.

After reports that Maryland is hiring Delbert Cowsette as the next defensive line coach, Locksley has now filled nine of his 10 assistant coach positions.

In other news

Maryland men’s basketball is back in the win column after beating Northwestern, 70-52.

Lamar has some takeaways from the win, and Lila has the photo gallery.

Besides bringing in Cowsette, yesterday was a busy day for Maryland football. The team announced the addition of Ohio State linebacker Ke’Andre Jones and Virginia Tech wide receiver Sean Savoy, and Colorado State head coach Mike Bobo confirmed that strength coach Ryan Davis has accepted the same position at Maryland.

Maryland women’s basketball signee and McDonald’s All-American Diamond Miller went off this weekend.

NESN wrote about how the Patriots immediately knew Maryland product JC Jackson wasn’t a typical undrafted rookie.

Both John Tillman and Cathy Reese spoke to the Big Ten Network as part of its lacrosse week.

And last, but certainly not least, current DC United and former Maryland defender Chris Odoi-Atsem has finished his cancer treatment.