A new record is being made in Lincoln during this college football season.

According to Sam McKewon of the Omaha-World Herald, Nebraska’s 10 on-field assistant coaches will make $5.15 million, the highest total in program history. Last season, Huskers assistant totaled $4.6 millions.

McKewon broke down the salary by assistant coach:

  • Mark Whipple, offensive coordinator: $875,000
  • Erik Chinander, defensive coordinator: $850,000
  • Mickey Joseph, associate head coach/wide receivers coach: $600,000
  • Mike Dawson, defensive front coach: $550,000
  • Sean Beckton, tight ends coach: $450,000
  • Travis Fisher, defensive backs coach: $450,000
  • Bill Busch, special teams coordinator: $400,000
  • Barrett Rudd, inside linebackers coach: $325,000
  • Donovan Raiola, offensive line coach: $325,000
  • Bryan Applewhite, running backs coach: $325,000

Head coach Scott Frost made some sweeping changes to his staff following Nebraska’s disappointing 3-9 campaign in 2021. Although the athletic department confirmed Frost’s status heading into the 2022 season, there was no question some adjustments needed to be made.

Increasing the salary pool was able to help Frost land some big-time assistants. Now, the goal will be for the Huskers to return to the postseason and record their first winning season under this regime.