Alabama raises pay for 5 assistants

For the assistants, the biggest hikes of $50,000 went to offensive coordinator Jim McElwain and strength coach Scott Cochran. McElwain will make $410,000 and Cochran $210,000.

Offensive line coach Joe Pendry will make $425,000, up from $390,000; linebackers coach Sal Sunseri goes from $325,000 to $350,000 and tight ends coach Bobby Williams got a hike of $15,000 to $305,000.

In 2011, Pendry will make $450,000 and Cochran $225,000.