Groh will make $150,000 a year

Groh signed the two-year deal, with an option for the third year, on Jan. 25. Tech paid Dave Wommack, the previous defensive coordinator who was let go in January, $288,500 per year. However, Groh will receive a minimum bonus of $321,000 on or before Jan. 12, 2012, regardless whether he's still employed by Tech.

With the mandatory bonus, Groh's pay will average $310,500 per year. He is still receiving more than $4 million from Virginia as part of his buyout there.

Also, should Tech pick up the option year on Groh's contract, his pay will jump to a minimum of $344,000. The option must be exercised before Dec. 15, 2011.

There is no buyout in the contract and he will receive a bonus of 1/12th his salary should Tech make a bowl game. That is a common clause in all of the assistants' existing contracts.

New A-backs coach Lamar Owens, who was promoted from a graduate assistant position, will make $127,000 annually. He replaced Jeff Monken, who accepted the head coaching position at Georgia Southern.

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