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Mike Leach gets 2-year extension

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Washington State has extended the contract of coach Mike Leach for two years through the 2018 season.

Athletic director Bill Moos made the announcement Monday.

Leach has led WSU to a 5-5 record (3-4 Pac-12) in his second season as the Cougars prepare for Saturday's game against Utah (4-6, 1-6) in Pullman.

That's the most victories for the Cougars at this point in a season since 2006. They have two games left.

The Cougars are one win shy of becoming bowl eligible. They have not played in the postseason since 2003.

Leach was hired prior to the 2012 season and he signed a five-year contract that paid more than $2.2 million per year, plus incentives. He is the highest-paid coach in university history.