Will Muschamp gets hefty raise
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida has 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 ninth 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 ($5.62 million), LSU's Les Miles ($4.3 million), South Carolina's Steve Spurrier ($3.3 million), Georgia's Mark Richt ($3.2 million), Arkansas' Bret Bielema ($3.2 million), Texas A&M's Kevin Sumlin ($3.1 million) and Tennessee's Butch Jones ($2.95 million).
Vanderbilt coach James Franklin's salary is not public record because Vanderbilt is a private institution, but sources have confirmed to ESPN.com that he's making more than $3 million per year.
"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.
Information form ESPN.com college football blogger Chris Low and The Associated Press was used in this report.
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