New DC Casteel took paycut to join Arizona staff

Jan 13, 2012, 11:12 PM | Updated: 11:31 pm

Apparently the opportunity to coach with Rich Rodriguez
for the University of Arizona was enough to lure Jeff
Casteel away from West Virginia, because he certainly
didn’t come for the money.

According to the Arizona Daily Star, Jeff Casteel will
make $425,000 annually at the UA, with bonuses for making
a bowl game.

That, the report says, is less than he made last year at

Casteel was paid $400,000 at the school last season, when
the Mountaineers defeated Clemson in the Orange Bowl. He
was due for a $50,000 raise in 2012, 2013 and 2014 as part
of a multi-year deal.

In all, the report says the UA went “a little over” its
hiring budget of $2 million for assistants, but the extra
money was approved by department administrators.

Casteel, who spent the last 11 seasons coaching at West
Virginia, brings his 3-3-5 “stack” defense to the Old

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