Terms For Assistants Released


FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas released contract terms for the three assistants hired by Bielema.

Offensive coordinator Jim Chaney has contract that will pay him $550,000 annually through June 30, 2016, while defensive coordinator Chris Ash also will earn $550,000 annually through June 30, 2015. Offensive line coach Sam Pittman will earn $275,000 annually and is working under a deal that stretches to June 30, 2014.

By comparison, Arkansas coordinators Paul Petrino and Paul Haynes earned $475,000 last year. Offensive line coach Chris Klenakis earned $266,240.

Chaney also will be paid $600,000 by Tennessee over the next year in addition to his Arkansas salary, according to the Knoxville News Sentinel.

Each Arkansas contract includes buyout terms. Chaney and Ash would owe the school $100,000 prorated over the term of the agreement if they left for other jobs.

— Robbie Neiswanger • Arkansas News Bureau