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Muschamp gets one year contract extension

Posted on: February 24, 2012 3:21 pm
Edited on: February 24, 2012 4:56 pm
Posted by Tom Fornelli

Will Muschamp's first season at Florida wasn't as good as Gators fans had become accustomed to under Urban Meyer, but the Gators did finish the season with a 7-6 mark and a victory over Ohio State in the Gator Bowl. It may not have been a great season, but apparently the school saw enough to warrant giving Muschamp an extension on his contract.

The Sporting News originally reported the extension, and the school has since confirmed that it has tacked on an additional year to the five-year deal he signed last year. The sixth year doesn't include a raise on the $2.75 million salary Muschamp agreed to in his original deal, but it does mean he's going to be in Gainesville through the 2016 season.

“We’re building something long-term here,” Muschamp told The Sporting News. “We have an incredible amount of support from our administration. On a scale of 1-10, we’re an 11 right now as far as excitement about where we’re headed.” 

Maybe now that Muschamp has the added year of security with the Gators he'll ponder buying Urban Meyer's old house. It's on the market and comes Florida-loaded.

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Since: Feb 11, 2009
Posted on: February 25, 2012 6:43 am

Muschamp gets one year contract extension

Why will Florida regret this?  As a Gator alumnus and fan for almost 50 years, the only coaching hires that I ever regretted were Charlie Pell and the Zooker.  Even Dug-out Dickey had his moments.  And now that the program doesn't have to worry about sustaining Brantley's confidence anymore, they are moving in the right direction.  Muschamp is going to do fine and will be giving South Carolina/Georgi a run for their money in no time.

Since: Feb 24, 2012
Posted on: February 24, 2012 11:49 pm
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Since: Dec 5, 2007
Posted on: February 24, 2012 6:06 pm

Muschamp gets one year contract extension

I dunno. I think it gives him some foundation for recruiting and lets him get his assistant coaches situated and confident they will have jobs for a few years too. Besides, it's not like UF couldn't just buy him out for a few mil if he doesn't pan out in a few years and the team takes a nose dive. It's a solid program with solid recruits. I don't see anywhere to go but up in the near future. Cool

Since: Mar 5, 2008
Posted on: February 24, 2012 4:51 pm

Report: Muschamp gets one year contract extension

Florida will deeply regret this.

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