In 2009, the final season before Butch Jones left for Cincinnati and quarterback Dan LeFevour graduated to the NFL, Central Michigan posted 12 wins, a MAC title and a GMAC bowl victory.
In two seasons as Jones’ replacement, Dan Enos has compiled six wins. Total. So, of course, his contract has been extended.
In a press release, CMU announced that Enos has reached an agreement on a one-year contract extension. Enos is now signed through the 2015 season.
“We are all-in with Dan Enos and his strong vision for and dedication to rebuilding this program into a perennial championship contender that has a foundation for sustainable success,” said athletic director Dave Heeke in a statement. “Continuity, stability, and commitment are the critical qualities needed at this point to define the next chapter of Chippewa Football success.”
“I commend Dan on his patience and courage over the past two seasons and thank our many fans who have stood behind this program as we have done the things necessary to rebuild and maintain success.”
Enos has gone 3-9 in each of his two seasons with the Chippewas, including identical 2-6 marks in MAC play in 2010 and 2011.
While Enos received a little job security, he won’t receive a financial bump; the extension does not increase his base salary, although there’s been no change to the buyout provisions in his original five-year deal.
“I can’t say enough about the support our program has received from our director of athletics, Dave Heeke, and the rest of our administration,” Enos said. “We share the expectation that our program will compete for championships on the field and achieve academic excellence in the classroom.”