New Maryland football head coach DJ Durkin will make $12.5 million over five years on his contract with the university, The Washington Post's Roman Stubbs reported on Thursday.
DJ Durkin's contract is five years, $12.5 million. He'll get a one-time rollover amount of $2.65 million after year one.— Roman Stubbs (@romanstubbs) December 3, 2015
Durkin's deal works out to an annual average of $2.5 million and includes a one-time, $2.65 million rollover payment after his first year, Stubbs writes. He had been making $500,000 from Michigan to be the Wolverines' defensive coordinator.
Durkin's $2.5 million per year is a jump from the roughly $2.1 million Randy Edsall made at Maryland. Based on currently available figures, he'll have the seventh-highest annual pay in the Big Ten and the fifth-highest in Maryland's division (behind Ohio State's Urban Meyer, Michigan's Jim Harbaugh, Penn State's James Franklin and Michigan State's Mark Dantonio.)
Durkin is slated to make more money per year than Indiana's Kevin Wilson ($1.3 million) and Stanford's David Shaw ($2.2 million). Durkin used to work with Shaw at Stanford under Harbaugh.