ATHENS, GA - SEPTEMBER 15: Head coach Mark Richt of the Georgia Bulldogs looks on against the Florida Atlantic Owls at Sanford Stadium on September 15, 2012 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
A few Georgia Bulldogs football coaches saw a change in their yearly salaries on Monday.
The university is paying out more money up front as part of an increased base-pay system to eliminate retention and longevity bonuses.
A few of the coaches include offensive coordinator Mike Bobo, who received an extra $57,000 in his base-pay to bring his salary up to $300,000 for the season. Assistant head coach Rodney Garner also earned a nice bump in his pay with the restructuring, getting $32,000 tacked onto his salary to bring the total up to $275,000 per year.
Georgia athletic director Greg McGarity spoke on Monday, making sure it was understood that these aren't raises but just a change to the current payment plan.
"None of it is new money," McGarity said. "It’s a re-appropriation of their longevity bonuses. It’s just an adjustment in how they’re compensated."
McGarity continued, explaining why the decision was made.
"I don’t want money to be a reason somebody sticks around," McGarity explained. "I don’t want them to stay because of some longevity bonus. I want them to be here because they want to be here."