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Michigan State football paying new OL coach/run game guru Chris Kapilovic $700,000 a year

Michigan State Spartans football coach Mel Tucker speaks to the media on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in East Lansing. Detroit Free Press

EAST LANSING — Mel Tucker’s first hire to his Michigan State football staff is getting a significant pay increase.

Chris Kapilovic, the Spartans’ new offensive line coach/run game coordinator, will make $700,000 over the next two seasons, according to his contract provided to the Free Press through the Freedom of Information Act.

The 20-year college coaching veteran also will receive a contingent bonus “equal to one month's base salary,” an additional $58,333.