Raises for Alabama assistants approved

Updated: March 31, 2011, 2:06 PM ET
Associated Press

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama offensive coordinator Jim McElwain is getting a $100,000 raise.

The board of trustees' compensation committee approved a new salary of $510,000 for McElwain on Thursday, along with one-year extensions and raises for four other assistants.

Linebackers coach Sal Sunseri received a $40,000 raise to $390,000. Secondary coach Jeremy Pruitt will go from $200,000 to $225,000. Running backs coach Burton Burns and tight ends coach/special teams coordinator Bobby Williams both got $10,000 hikes.

Williams will make $315,000, while Burns will earn $280,000. The five returning coaches had received extensions through Feb. 28, 2013.

New coaches Chris Rumph ($288,750), Jeff Stoutland ($395,000), Mike Groh ($250,000) and Joe Pannunzio ($170,000) had two-year deals approved.


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