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Art Briles, Baylor Agree To Contract Extension

Art Briles and Baylor agreed to a contract extension that is to be worth approximately $2.5 million.

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With the recent success that Baylor head coach Art Briles has had he has earned himself a contract extension, this is according to the Houston Chronicle

Briles led Baylor to their first nine-win season since 1986 and if Baylor wins their bowl game they will have won 10 games for the first time since 1980. Baylor is also in back-to-back bowl games for the first time since the 1991-92 seasons. 

Briles' has a career record of 24-25 which is the best four-year stretch since the 1992-95 seasons when Baylor went 26-20. Baylor also defeated the Oklahoma Sooners for the first time in school history and has a Heisman Trophy finalist in Robert Griffin III.

Briles salary is rumored to be around $2.5 million which will more than double his prior salary of $1.2 million per year that he signed when he became the Baylor coach in 2008.

It is no surprise that Our Daily Bears is excited over this news:

This is obviously fantastic news for Baylor football, as it means that Briles won't be leaving any time soon for Texas A&M (who is rumored to have approached him early in their coaching search), Arizona State (the same), UCLA (what? Yeah, it didn't make sense to me, either.), or anywhere else. I believe that Coach Briles will finish his coaching career at Baylor and will do so having spent a number of his Saturdays in the fall roaming the sidelines of a riverside stadium along the Brazos.

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