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Two UGA assistants get raises

ATHENS, Ga. -- Two assistant football coaches on offense each have received raises from UGA in response to outside job offers.

As a result, running backs coach Bryan McClendon will now make $200,000 (up from $90,000) and wide receivers coach Tony Ball is now set to make $200,000 (up from $165,480).

UGA athletics director Greg McGarity confirmed through a spokesperson that each of the two amounts represented counter-offers.

The amount was requested for McClendon on Feb. 10, which was soon after National Signing Day. McClendon was the lead recruiter in helping sign Isaiah Crowell, the nation's No. 1 running back prospect in 2011.

The raise for Ball was requested March 3.

Ball, 51, has been on Mark Richt's staff since 2006, when he was hired as running backs coach. Ball moved to receivers in 2009 when McClendon (now 27) was promoted from a graduate assistant to coach running backs.

The $200,000 amounts each received are equal the starting salary for new UGA offensive line coach Will Friend.

No other coaches, including Richt, are set to receive raises this year, McGarity told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

As far as we're aware, here are the updated salary amounts for UGA's on-field football coaching staff, not counting bonuses for apparel and retention ...

Todd Grantham: $750,000
Mike Bobo: $325,000
Rodney Garner: $290,000
Kirk Olivadotti: $250,000
Tony Ball: $200,000
Bryan McClendon: $200,000
Will Friend: $200,000
Scott Lakatos: $180,000
John Lilly: $165,480

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