Florida giving Muschamp $2.7 million a year

CBSSports.com wire reports

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- A person with knowledge of Florida coach Will Muschamp's new contract says he has agreed to a five-year deal worth $13.5 million.

Muschamp's annual salary of $2.7 million is triple what he made as defensive coordinator at Texas, the person told the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the contract has not been made public.

The Gainesville Sun first reported the deal.

Athletic director Jeremy Foley is expected to release contract details at Muschamp's introductory news conference later Tuesday.

Muschamp made $900,000 as Mack Brown's heir apparent at Texas. The Gators lured Muschamp away Saturday, giving him one of the most prestigious jobs in the country despite not having any head coaching experience.

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