Salary details revealed for Nebraska DC Erik Chinander, OC Mark Whipple
A few contract details have been released regarding Nebraska defensive coordinator Erik Chinander and new offensive coordinator Mark Whipple.
Per Mitch Sherman of The Athletic, Chinander has received a $50,000 pay raise and has received a 1-year contract extension through Dec. 31, 2023. He is scheduled to make $850,000 this upcoming year.
Whipple, who head coach Scott Frost hired to be the new offensive coordinator in the offseason, is set to make $875,000. The news comes as the Huskers put their finishing touches on the 2022 staff.
Last season, Whipple was the offensive coordinator for Pitt. Under his guidance, the Panthers had one of the nation’s top offensive units and quarterback Kenny Pickett was named a Heisman Trophy finalist.
Pitt was the winner of the ACC and earned a trip to the Peach Bowl.
Erik Chinander’s contract has been made public by Nebraska. The 42-year-old defensive coordinator received a $50K raise and a one-year extension through Dec. 31, 2023. He will receive $850,000 this year.
OC Mark Whipple is to be paid $875,000 in 2022.
— Mitch Sherman (@mitchsherman) January 19, 2022
Frost parted ways with multiple staffers near the end of the 2021 season. Nebraska ended the season with a 3-9 record, losing eight games by a single possession and all nine by single digits.
Nebraska’s defense proved to be a strength during last season. The improvement on that side of the football kept the Huskers in several games, even against high-powered offenses like Oklahoma, Purdue, Michigan State and Ohio State.
The Huskers will enter the 2022 season hoping to earn their first bowl berth of the Frost era.