Florida Gators extend Muschamp through 2017

By Adam Silverstein
November 27, 2012

Head coach Will Muschamp has received a one-year extension from the Florida Gators and is now under contract with the school through 2017.

As first reported Tuesday morning by The Gainesville Sun and later confirmed by the school, Muschamp received the one-year extension in August, just six months after President Bernie Machen and athletic director Jeremy Foley picked up the one-year option they had to extend his original five-year contract to a six-year deal.

Muschamp originally signed a five-year deal worth $13.75 million. Each of his add-on years are paid at the same rate ($2.75 million) through his first contract noted that he would receive a $500,000 bonus for being extended through 2016 and a $250,000 bonus if he was extended again through 2017.

In his first year at the helm of the Gators’ program, Muschamp led Florida to a 7-6 record, capping off a .500 regular season with a bowl victory. He has taken a huge step with the team, improving it to 11-1 through the regular season in 2012, and is being strongly considered for both conference and national awards for the job he’s done. Muschamp also corralled the No. 3 recruiting class in the country for the Gators in 2012 and is on his way to another top-five class for 2013.

Details of Muschamp’s contract as released on May 5, 2011.

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