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Mar 27, 2012 10:34 PM by Jordan Mason

Budget for Colorado State football staff pay rises

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - Colorado State is paying new football coach Jim McElwain and his staff about $1.3 million more than what former coach Steve Fairchild and his staff received.

The Coloradoan reports ( that documents it requested under the Colorado Open Records Act show McElwain and his staff will receive almost $3.4 million in base salaries, topping the roughly $2 million Fairchild and his staff received.

McElwain's base salary is $1.35 million, while Fairchild's base was $750,000.

Fairchild's lowest-paid assistant coach earned $80,000, while McElwain's lowest-paid assistant coach will earn $140,000.

Both coaches enlisted nine paid assistant coaches. McElwain also has added an assistant director of football operations, a director of player personnel, and an assistant strength and conditioning coach.


Information from: Fort Collins Coloradoan,

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