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Gators give Muschamp $250,000 pay raise

Florida Today

Published:   |   Updated: July 27, 2013 at 08:54 AM

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GAINESVILLE - University of Florida football coach Will Muschamp, who led the Gators to an 11-2 record and Sugar Bowl berth last season, has received a pay raise for his efforts, the school announced Friday.

Muschamp, who begins his third season at UF next week, will get a $250,000 raise each season in the remaining five years of his current contract.

University president 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," athletic director Jeremy Foley said in a statement.

Muschamp will cross the $3 million-per-season mark with the salary increase, but the average salary will be $2,928,791 over the terms of the contract.

Florida is holding its annual preseason media day Thursday, which is also the reporting day for returning players. The Gators open the season Aug. 31 at home against Toledo.

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