First-year Tennessee coach Derek Dooley will earn $1.8 million in 2010, according to figures released Tuesday by the university.
His predecessor, Lane Kiffin, made $2 million last season before leaving for the Southern California job.
Tennessee also released the salaries for Dooley's staff. The entire football coaching salary pool for this staff, including Dooley, will total $4,525,000 -- which is $1.1 million less than the Vols paid their previous staff.
The salary pool for Kiffin and his staff last season totaled $5,625,000, which included defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin's $1.5 million salary (counting a $300,000 payment he pocketed in December) and recruiting coordinator/defensive line coach Ed Orgeron's $650,000 salary.
Here's the breakdown of the annual salaries for Tennessee's new staff:
Derek Dooley, head coach, 6 years, $1,800,000
Charlie Baggett, assistant head coach/receivers, 3 years, $375,000
Jim Chaney, offensive coordinator/running backs, 3 years, $425,000
Harry Hiestand, offensive line, 2 years, $200,000
Darin Hinshaw, quarterbacks, 2 years, $150,000
Terry Joseph, recruiting coordinator/secondary, 2 years, $175,000
Eric Russell, special teams/tight ends, 2 years, $200,000
Chuck Smith, defensive line, 2 years, $225,000
Lance Thompson, linebackers, 3 years, $375,000
Justin Wilcox, defensive coordinator, 3 years, $600,000