After a year on the job in Gainesville, Will Muschamp has been rewarded with a little additional job security by his Florida bosses.
As first reported by Matt Hayes of the Sporting News, the Gators have given its head football coach a one-year contract extension. The move means Muschamp is now signed through the 2016 season.
UF subsequently confirmed that the school had picked up an option year written into the coach’s contract.
“Coach Muschamp’s original contract was for five years with an option year,” UF wrote in a statement. “The UAA exercised that option year in January and he now has five years remaining on his current contract.”
The extension doesn’t come with a bump in an annual salary that averaged $2.75 million under the terms of his original five-year deal.
In his one season at UF since replacing Urban Meyer, Muschamp went 7-6. That inaugural campaign was capped by a bowl win over Meyer’s new team, Ohio State.
Florida will begin its second spring practice under Muschamp March 14, concluding the 15 allotted sessions with its annual spring game April 7.