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SPURRIER TOP PAID SEC COACH; HOLTZ IN MIDDLE OF THE PACK

          Univ. of SC football coach Lou Holtz's $655,000 annual     salary "puts him sixth among" SEC football coaches and "well     behind" Univ. of FL (UF) coach Steve Spurrier, whose     "nearly" $2M annual salary is the highest in the conference,     according to Michael Smith of the Columbia (SC) STATE.      Holtz's salary includes his base salary, TV and radio deals     and apparel endorsements, but does not include a $450,000     house that the university purchased for him.  As an     "incentive for Spurrier to stay" at UF, the school will     withhold $250,000 of his salary for each of the next two     seasons, which he will collect, plus interest, after the     2001 season "as long as he is still coaching" there.  UF     "will again withhold" $250,000 for the 2002 and 2003     seasons, which he will collect, plus interest, at the end of     the 2003 season.  The Univ. of GA and Univ. of TN also     withhold part of the coaches salaries.  Below are the deal     terms for SEC coaches (Columbia (SC) STATE, 6/19):          
COACH/SCHOOL
ANNUAL SALARY/
YEAR DEAL ENDS
1)
Steve Spurrier/Univ. of FL
$1.9M/2003
2)
Phil Fulmer/Univ. of TN
$950,000/2004
3)
Hal Mumme/Univ. of KY
$800,000/2003
4)
Jim Donnan/Univ. of GA
$775,000/2003
5)
Tommy Tuberville/Auburn Univ.
$750,000/2003
6)
Lou Holtz/Univ. of SC
$655,000/2003
7)
Houston Nutt/Univ. of AR
$650,000/2004
8)
Gerry DiNardo/LA State Univ.
$585,000/2003
9)
Mike DuBose/Univ. of AL
$500,000/2003
10)
Jackie Sherrill/MS State Univ.
$450,000/2002
11)
David Cutcliffe/Univ. of MS
$450,000/2002
12)
Woody Widenhofer/Vanderbilt Univ.
$300,000/2001