Dooley to earn $1.8 million

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — New Tennessee coach Derek Dooley will earn $1.8 million in his first season of a six-year contract.

Under agreements between Tennessee and its new coaches, Dooley’s nine assistants will make a combined $2.7 million. Tennessee announced the salaries Tuesday.

Defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox’s $600,000 salary is the largest among the assistants. Offensive coordinator Jim Cheney will earn $425,000.