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TCU's New Basketball Coach Trent Johnson Will Get About $2 Million Annually

With the surprise hire of Trent Johnson as the next head coach of the TCU Horned Frogs, the spotlight on a dormant basketball program finally received some light. Although Johnson's record at his former gig at LSU wasn't a stellar one, with just a 67-64 record and one NCAA tournament birth in his first five seasons. Johnson was making around $1.2 million in Baton Rouge, but news has surfaced that Johnson's salary is about to receive a huge boost.

TCU's investment in their head coach mirrors the investment the Horned Frogs athletic department are putting into the entire basketball program. Moving into a Big 12 conference that only has one dominant player in Kansas, TCU has a chance to succeed early on. At $2 million a year, Johnson will be the third highest paid coach in the Big 12.

For the latest news and notes on TCU basketball, head on over to Frogs O' War, and also go check out our SB Nation College Basketball hub for more news on the move.

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