Report: Arizona gives RichRod an extension, raise

Rich Rodriguez's new contract will keep him at Arizona through 2018
Rich Rodriguez's new contract will keep him at Arizona through 2018. (USATSI)

Rich Rodriguez will have some extra spending cash on him next time you see him.

According to the Arizona Republic, Rodriguez has received a contract extension and a raise at Arizona. Doug Haller reports that Rodriguez's contract has been extended two years and now runs through May 31, 2019. He'll also receive a bump in his base salary from $1.33 million to $1.5 million, with an additional $100,000 added each year of the deal, reaching it's apex at $1.9 million in the final year.

Rodriguez will also make $500,000 a year for radio and television appearances.

In his first two seasons at Arizona Rodriguez has gone 16-10 with two bowl wins, and his Wildcats have gone 8-10 in Pac-12 play, finishing fourth in the Pac-12's South Division each season.

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