Texas A&M thinks new offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone can fix the team’s offensive woes that surfaced in the second half of 2015, and the school is willing to put a lot of money down to ensure it.
Mazzone will haul in $965,000 in 2016, according to Kate Hairopoulos of DallasNews.com. Of that paycheck, $800,000 is base salary, while $165,000 comes as a signing bonus. In 2017 and 2018, Mazzone — who left UCLA to join the Aggies and coach Kevin Sumlin — commands a $600,000 base salary with a $200,000 bonus if he is still employed by Jan. 1 of the following year.
Mazzone replaces Jake Spavital, who helped oversee the Aggies’ offense the past three seasons. In 2015, that offense was middle of the road in the SEC. Texas A&M averaged 424.7 yards and 27.8 points per game, neither in the top five of the conference.