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Maryland defensive coordinator makes more than $600,000 a year on three-year deal

Maryland defensive coordinator makes more than $600,000 a year on three-year deal
Maryland Stadium displays a logo of the Big 10 Conference as the University of Maryland moves from the Atlantic Coast Conference to The Big 10 this season. (Al Drago / Baltimore Sun)

Maryland will pay defensive coordinator Andy Buh more than $600,000 a year for the next three years, according to an employment contract obtained by The Baltimore Sun through an open records request.

Buh, who was hired after Scott Shaffer resigned suddenly in April citing personal reasons, is making a total of $1.88 million, including $400,000 a year in base salary. Buh will make $187,500 this season in supplemental salary, with an increase to $250,000 the next two years.

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Most recently the special teams coordinator and linebackers coach at Kentucky, Buh could earn as much as $65,000 a year if the team reaches "competitive goals" such as reaching the Big Ten championship game ($10,000), and winning the game ($10,000).

Given recent projections, it seems more realistic that Buh will make as much as $15,000 if the Terps win a bowl game that is not part of the College Football Playoff.

Other perks include Buh receiving six tickets to each Maryland football game, six tickets to the bowl game the Terps are invited to as well as four tickets for each Maryland men's and women's basketball games, as well as a stipend for cell phone ($120 a month) and vehicle ($500 a month).

Shaffer, the former head coach at Syracuse, was DJ Durkin's highest-paid assistant at a reported $2.25 million for three years.

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