New Mexico signs longtime coach Long to five-year deal

Updated: August 19, 2008, 6:53 PM ET
By Graham Watson | ESPN.com

New Mexico coach Rocky Long signed a five-year contract Tuesday, extending his current deal, which was set to expire Dec. 31, 2009, through June 30, 2013.

Long's total salary will increase from $439,000 to $750,000, making him the fourth-highest paid coach in the Mountain West behind TCU's Gary Patterson ($1.2 million), BYU's Bronco Mendenhall ($1 million) and Colorado State's Steve Fairchild ($800,000). Long was previously tied with UNLV's Mike Snaford as the lowest paid coach ...

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