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LSU head coach Ed Orgeron, center, introduces new football coaches Tommie Robinson, left, and Mickey Joseph, right, at a news conference Thursday. Thursday Feb. 9, 2017.

ADVOCATE STAFF PHOTO BY BILL FEIG

For a second time in a calendar year, LSU plucked a highly regarded football staff member from Southern Cal by offering him a big raise.

Tommie Robinson, the Tigers' new recruiting coordinator and running backs coach, will make $575,000 in the first year of a three-year contract he's set to soon sign. The contract will have a built-in raise pushing his salary to $600,000 in 2018 and 2019.

The Advocate obtained a memorandum of agreement Robinson signed this week, detailing his future contract with the program. He reportedly made $450,000 last year at USC. The school rehired general manager Austin Thomas last spring, pulling him away from USC by giving him a $25,000 raise from his previous salary with the Tigers, according to a copy of Thomas' contract.

Mickey Joseph, the former Louisiana Tech running backs coach the Tigers hired this week, will make $225,000 a year as part of a two-year contract, according to the memorandum he signed. 

LSU agreed to pay $237,500 in buyout payments to Southern Cal, according to the agreement Robinson inked with the school. Robinson's contract became effective Monday. Joseph's will become effective by "no later than (Friday)."

Robinson and Joseph's contract will include similar buyout stipulations as other assistants. They owe LSU 50 percent of their salary if they leave for a non-head coaching job with another SEC program or a Division I program within 500 miles of Baton Rouge. They owe 20 percent if they leave for any other non-head coaching job.

LSU coaching staff/key support staff

 Name

 Contract expiration

 Salary

 Ed Orgeron, head coach

 After 2021 season

 $3.5M*

 Dave Aranda, DC/AHC

 March 31, 2020

 $1.8M

 Matt Canada, OC

 March, 31, 2020

 $1.5M

 Tommie Robinson, RBs/RC, AHC

 March 31, 2020

 $575,000

 Jeff Grimes, O-line

 March 31, 2018

 $525,000

 Corey Raymond, DB

 March 31, 2020

 $400,000

 Steve Ensminger, TE

 March 31, 2017

 $300,000**

 Mickey Joseph

 March 31, 2019

 $225,000

 Dennis Johnson, OLB

 March 31, 2019

 $180,000

 Pete Jenkins, D-line

 N/A

 $25,000^

 Tommy Moffitt, strength coach

 March 31, 2020

 $400,000

 Austin Thomas, general mngr

 May 31, 2018

 $125,000

*The university has not confirmed details of Orgeron’s contract, but The Advocate reported specifics of the deal on the day he was hired.
**This does not include the bonus pay of $75,000 that Ensminger was set to receive from LSU for his work as the interim offensive coordinator starting Sept. 25 and ending Dec. 15. Orgeron has said he plans to keep him on staff.
^ Pete Jenkins remains a transient employee who is paid the monthly rate listed, according to records obtained by The Advocate. He told The Advocate that he plans to remain on staff. 

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