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November, 19, 2013
Plenty of goings-on in the SEC today. Let's dive right into it:

Muschamp received extension in August

November, 27, 2012
Florida coach Will Muschamp received a one-year extension back in August, meaning he will now be under contract through the 2017 season.

The Gainesville Sun originally reported Muschamp's extension, which is the second one-year extension Muschamp has received this year. He originally signed a five-year deal through 2015 back in 2011.

It says a lot about the faith that athletic director Jeremy Foley and president Bernie Machen had in Muschamp following his 7-6 debut as the Gators' coach in 2011.

"Dr. Machen and I believed in the leadership and direction of the football program this summer and we made a decision to extend Coach Muschamp's contract an additional year this past August, prior to the start of the season," Foley said.

"The financial terms are unchanged but he is now under contract for the University of Florida through the 2017 season."

That confidence certainly paid off, as Muschamp helped guide the Gators to an 11-1 season in his second year and has Florida poised to play in a BCS bowl game in January.


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