After just one year at Texas A&M, football coach Kevin Sumlin earned a raise of 1.1 million per year, a more than 50 percent increase over his previous salary.
Now that was a good year.
Sumlin's new contract, as reported in The Dallas Morning News, will pay him 3.1 million per year, an upgrade from his original deal which paid him 2 million per year.
Sumlin's contract also was extended through the 2017 season.
The new deal was announced before Feb. 6, National Signing Day, but an open records request made by The Morning News revealed details, including that the contract was not finalized until Tuesday with the signatures of A&M president R. Bowen Loftin and athletic director Eric Hyman.
Sumlin signed the contract Monday.
The new contract came after a breakthrough season for A&M football in Sumlin's first season as head coach. The Aggies went 11-2 in their inaugural season in the Southeastern Conference and won the AT&T Cotton Bowl.
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