Oklahoma State offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich is now among the Big 12 Conference’s top-paid football assistants.
According to the Tulsa World, Yurcich got a $200,000 pay raise to $800,000 a year. When Yurcich arrived in Stillwater from Division II Shippensburg State, he was making $52,500.
Yurcich is now the highest-paid assistant coach in OSU history.
Mike Gundy’s new defensive coordinator, Jim Knowles, got a $600,000 salary when he arrived this year from Duke.
Gundy has long sought more money for his assistants, even declining to sign his contract for several months as he negotiated more money for his staff and a bigger recruiting budget.
Columnist John E. Hoover is co-host of “The Franchise Drive” every weeknight from 6-8 on The Franchise in Oklahoma City and Tulsa, and appears throughout the day on other shows on The Franchise. Listen at fm107.7 in OKC, fm107.9/am1270 in Tulsa, on The Franchise app, or click the “Listen” tab on The Franchise home page. Hoover also covers the Big 12 for Sporting News and Lindy’s magazine and is a feature writer for Sooner Spectator magazine. Visit his personal page at johnehoover.com.