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Auburn's Gene Chizik gets large raise

Updated: June 11, 2011, 1:29 AM ET
By Chris Low | ESPN.com

Fresh off winning the BCS national championship, Auburn coach Gene Chizik is getting a bump in salary that will make him one of the Southeastern Conference's highest-paid coaches.

Chizik has agreed to a new contract that will pay him $3.5 million annually and run through 2015. The coach's salary last season in leading the Tigers to the national title was $2.2 million.

"We believe that we have the best coach in college football," athletic director Jay Jacobs said in a statement ...

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