Dave Aranda has yet to coach a game for LSU, yet if all goes according to plan, he’ll have the longest deal of any current Tigers assistant.
Aranda, LSU’s new defensive coordinator, has been given a three-year, $3.75 million contract, as well as a $165,000 signing bonus, according to The Advocate’s Ross Dellenger.
Of the $165,000 bonus, $65,000 is devoted to his buyout from Wisconsin.
The contract is scheduled for approval by the LSU Board of Supervisors on Jan. 29. If the deal is authorized, Aranda will own the longest contract of any LSU assistant coach, as no other assistant’s deal is for more than two years.
Aranda was pegged to be LSU’s new defensive coordinator earlier this month after Kevin Steele left to accept the same position at Auburn. Steele, who spent one season at LSU, is set to earn $1.2 million per year.
Additionally, Dellenger reported that defensive backs coach Corey Raymond is set to receive a one-year extension through the 2017 season, as well as a $65,000 raise. That will bump his annual salary to $375,000.
Raymond’s new deal puts him in the company of Aranda and coach Les Miles as the only three coaches with contracts that run through at least the 2017 season.
Dellenger added that the university is also working on a new deal for offensive coordinator Cam Cameron, whose contract expires in two months.
The contracts of LSU’s five other assistant coaches end on March 31, 2017.