Spurrier to get pay hike to $4 million a year
Deal will make Spurrier 9th highest-paid college football coach
South Carolina's Steve Spurrier will join the ranks of college football coaches making $4 million a year when the school's Board of Trustees approve a contract extension on Thursday.
The State newspaper reported Wednesday in Columbia, S.C., that Spurrier's annual salary will rise from $3.3 million to $4 million. That will make Spurrier, 68, the ninth highest-paid college football coach in the country.
Spurrier's current contract runs through 2017.
South Carolina's assistant coaches also are getting pay increases after the Gamecocks' 11-2 season in 2013 and a victory in the Capital One Bowl.
South Carolina has won 11 games and finished in the top 10 in The Associated Press' poll each of the past three seasons.
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