Florida gives Muschamp $250K annual raise

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Gators have given coach Will Muschamp a raise after an 11-win season.

School president Bernie Machen and athletic director Jeremy Foley upped Muschamp’s salary by $250,000 annually, making him the seventh-highest-paid coach in the Southeastern Conference.

Muschamp will now make $2.928 million annually through the 2017 season, ranking behind Alabama’s Nick Saban ($5.47 million), LSU’s Les Miles ($3.8 million), South Carolina’s Steve Spurrier ($3.3 million), Georgia’s Mark Richt ($3.2 million), Arkansas’ Bret Bielema ($3.2 million) and Texas A&M’s Kevin Sumlin ($3.1 million).

“Dr. 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,” Foley said in a statement.

The Gators are 18-8 in two years under Muschamp.

Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press

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