Whipple receives record-setting contract
LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - Mark Whipple hasn’t coached a game for the Huskers, yet he’s the highest-paid coordinator in program history. Nebraska’s first-year play-caller will earn $875,000 this year, which surpasses Bob Diaco’s salary of $825,000 in 2017.
Whipple was hired by Scott Frost in December after the 64-year-old helped Pitt win the ACC championship. The veteran assistant is set to earn $900,000 in 2023.
Other contract details released by the University of Nebraska include Sean Beckton’s $25,000 raise. The tight ends coach will earn $450,000 this season, while linebackers coach Barrett Ruud gets a $75,000 pay bump to $325,000.
Recently-promoted special teams coordinator Bill Busch, who served as a defensive analyst for the Huskers last year, is set to make $400,000 in 2022. Busch is the Huskers’ first full-time special teams coordinator under Frost.
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