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Muschamp receives a $250K bump from Gators

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After receiving a contract extension last August, Will Muschamp now has himself another tweaked deal that will boost his pay each year for the remainder of said deal.

Florida announced Friday that its head football coach will receive a $250,000 a year raise each of the remaining years on his contract.  Muschamp’s current deal runs through the 2017 season.

Muschamp will make $2.95 million in 2013.

“Dr. (Bernie) Machen and I believe very strongly in Coach Muschamp and his leadership and we felt it was appropriate to adjust his salary to be more in line with his market value.” UF athletic director Jeremy Foley said in a statement.

In 2012, Muschamp was the eighth-highest paid head coach in the SEC.  The new raise should move him up one spot on the conference pay scale in 2013.

In two season with the Gators after replacing Urban Meyer, Muschamp has gone 18-8 overall and 10-6 in conference play.  Last year’s Sugar Bowl berth was the program’s first BCS game since the 2009 season.

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7 Responses to “Muschamp receives a $250K bump from Gators”
  1. classyjacklambert says: Jul 26, 2013 6:43 PM

    Hmm. Doesn’t really seem like he did anything to earn a bonus 5 times my yearly salary but what do I know?

  2. fanofthegame79 says: Jul 26, 2013 6:55 PM

    It’s like being a 7-footer and always having a job in the NBA. You don’t have to be great, you just have to be there.

  3. atxcane says: Jul 26, 2013 6:58 PM

    I don’t really get this…was there some risk that he was leaving? Talk about ‘gilding the lily’…

  4. bsqesq says: Jul 26, 2013 8:07 PM

    And colleges suggest that thy could never afford to pay their athletes

  5. suprmous says: Jul 27, 2013 1:41 AM

    No disrespect but where does Florida or any institution of higher learnin get that payin their instructors this kind of money helps the economy? High school teachers get far less and don’t have some of the perks the average college instructor does and you see where high school teachers face way more obstacles than what college instructors do. And to give a raise to a coach or anybody who hasn’t been in the system more than 5 years is just down right criminal for the lowly guy on the lower end of the totem pole. This act in itself just proves they’re not wantin to pay the atheletes (sorry for the spellin) they recruit. K, I’ve put my foot in my mouth I’m ready for my head to be handed to me now. G’nite from da mous.

  6. normtide says: Jul 27, 2013 2:15 AM

    If he wins, his entire salary will be a good investment.

    Super, I agree teachers should make more. The problem is, teachers salaries don’t show an immediate return of investments. We all know politicians don’t look to the future.

    Bsquis, a large number of schools are openly promoting paying the players. The issue now is the smaller schools that can’t afford it are still in the majority.

  7. floridacock says: Jul 27, 2013 5:36 PM

    You mean raise. A “bump” in Gainsville means something else.

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