Several Texas football assistants in line for pay raises

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas is set to give three assistant football coaches large pay raises with the Longhorns coming off two straight losing seasons.

Regents scheduled a Thursday vote on pay hikes and to approve contracts for several new members of coach Charlie Strong's staff.

The biggest raise would go to defensive line coach Brick Haley, whose guaranteed annual salary would soar from $235,000 to $495,000 and could go as high as $515,000. Haley was reportedly pursued by Texas A&M.

Tight ends and special teams coach Jeff Traylor would get a boost from $245,000 to $350,000. Strength coach Pat Moorer's salary would increase from $330,000 to $350,000.

Regents are also set to approve contracts for new assistants Charlie Williams, Clay Jennings and Anthony Johnson, with salaries ranging from $325,000 to $400,000.