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Mack Brown Receives Four Year Contract Extension From Texas

The extension makes Brown the highest paid coach in college football while ensuring he will end his career in Austin.

Mack Brown, already one of the longest tenured head coaches in D1 football, received a contract extension that will ensure the 60-year old coach finishes his career in Austin:

Despite a 13-12 record over two seasons, Texas extends Mack Brown four years and has now nine years left on contract at $5.2M per. #ut@kbohls via Twitter

Since coming to Texas in 1998, Brown has turned what had been a dormant program under David McWilliams and John Mackovic into one of the true powers in college fooball, compiling a record 141-39 in 14 seasons, winning two Big 12 championships as well as the 2005 national title.

The Longhorns have struggled in the last two years, going 13-12 after a nine-year stretch where they won at least 10 games every season, but Brown's decision to re-tool his coaching staff after the 5-7 debacle in 2010 has damped down any questions about his job security.

His new contract, which is scheduled to pay him $5.2 million a year until 2020, makes him the highest paid coach in the game, ahead of Nick Saban, Bob Stoops, Urban Meyer and Les Miles, all of whom make less than $5 million annually.

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