Originally posted on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 2/28/13
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. Quarterback Johnny Manziel won the Heisman Trophy during the same season. Manziel will return for the 2013 season with A&M expected to be ranked highly in preseason polls. In addition to Sumlin's raise, the pool for his assistants was raised from 2.7 million in 2012 to 3.4 million in 2013. Sumlin's buyout is still 2 million, but the amount is reduced by 400,000 on March 31 every year of the contract. Among the bonuses Sumlin can earn: 400,000 for winning a national championship or 300,000 for appearing in the national title game; 300,000 for winning a non-national title BCS bowl or 250,000 for appearing in one; and 100,000 for playing in the SEC championship or 150,000 for winning it. Sumlin and his staff can also share up to 100,000 in bonus money each year if the football program's Academic Progress Rate achieves certain measurements . Follow Keith Whitmire on Twitter: @Keith_Whitmire
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