Contract details released for new Illinois OC Barry Lunney Jr.
Contract details for new Illinois offensive coordinator Barry Lunney Jr. have been revealed.
Bret Beherns of WCIA reported on Monday that Lunney will receive a 3-year deal to be the offensive coordinator for the Fighting Illini. The contract is worth $675,000 plus incentives.
Lunney will be entering his first season as the OC in Champaign. He replaces Tony Petersen, who was let go following the 2021 season. Illinois ended the year with a 5-7 record but struggled offensively, particularly in the passing attack.
First year #Illini offensive coordinator Barry Lunney Jr. is getting a 3-year contract worth $675,000 per season, plus incentives. The deal will be voted on by the Board of Trustees at its regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday. For reference, Tony Petersen was making $750k
— Bret Beherns (@WCIA3Bret) March 14, 2022
The new contract must be approved by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 17.
Lunney comes to Illinois after spending the past two seasons at UTSA as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. He helped lead the Roadrunners to a victory over the Illini at Memorial Stadium early in the 2021 season.
Bret Bielema and Lunney worked together at Arkansas. Lunney was the tight ends coach for the Razorbacks on Bielema’s staff.