LSU board approves pay for Jones, Chavis

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The LSU Board of Supervisors has approved a $1.1 million annual pay package for new basketball coach Johnny Jones and a raise for football defensive coordinator John Chavis that will take his average annual pay to $1.1 million over the next three seasons.

The board, which met Friday, also has approved pay changes for several other football assistants, including raises for running backs coach Frank Wilson and offensive coordinator Greg Studrawa, as well as a pay cut for quarterbacks coach Steve Kragthorpe.

Wilson, also the recruiting coordinator, will earn $600,000 a year, while Studrawa will earn $500,000. Studrawa was promoted last season when Kragthorpe, who was initially hired as offensive coordinator, sought a diminished role after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.

Kragthorpe's pay will drop from $700,000 to $425,000.

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