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Friday, March 1, 2013
Kevin Sumlin gets raise to $3.1M at Texas A&M

By Chris Low

There's a new member of the $3 million club in the SEC.

Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin will earn $3.1 million in 2013 after signing a new deal that will run through the 2017 season. He received a $1.1 million raise after making $2 million last year, which placed him among the three lowest-paid coaches in the SEC.

The Aggies are coming off an 11-2 season, including a win against Oklahoma in the AT&T Cotton Bowl.

Sumlin is now just ahead of Tennessee's Butch Jones as the fifth-highest paid coach in the SEC. Jones' deal will pay him $3 million per year.

In fact, eight of the 14 head coaches in the SEC are to earn $3 million or more per year.
* Vanderbilt is a private institution and not required to release salary figures, but sources have told that the new deal Franklin signed following his first season at Vanderbilt pays him in excess of $3 million per year.