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Maryland football assistant salaries ranked 35th nationally in 2015

Maryland football assistant salaries ranked 35th nationally in 2015
Maryland interim coach Mike Locksley shouts as he walks the sidelines during the first half against Rutgers. (Mel Evans / Associated Press)

Maryland ranked 35th nationally in assistant coach salaries, according to data released by USA Today on Wednesday.

The Terps paid their assistants $2,783,060 in 2015, which also ranked seventh in the Big Ten Conference. Offensive coordinator-turned-interim coach Mike Locksley ranked No. 14 nationally with $891,940, which made him the highest-paid assistant in the conference, edging out new Maryland coach DJ Durkin and Tim Drevno, who made $880,000 as assistants at Michigan.

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The next-highest paid Maryland assistants were defensive coordinator Keith Dudzinski, who ranked No. 279 with $294,940, and offensive line coach Greg Studrawa, who ranked No. 284 with $286,940.

Wide receivers coach Keenan McCardell and running backs coach Terry Richardson checked in tied at No. 309 with $272,440.

Outside linebackers coach and associate head coach Lyndon Johnson, who was fired with former coach Randy Edsall on Oct. 11, made $232,940.

Defensive backs coach Darrell Perkins made $177,440 in his first year with the program, while tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator John Dunn made $177,090.

Defensive line coach Chad Wilt had the lowest salary among Maryland assistants at $169,890.

Edsall had the No. 52 salary this fall at $2,110,848, according to USA Today.

Maryland is expected to pay more to its assistants under Durkin, whose contract could be worth more than $15 million over six years. He'll make $2.4 million next fall.

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