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Vols' Fulmer gets two-year contract extension
Mar 2, 2007, 2:55 GMT
Knoxville, TN - Tennessee football coach Phillip Fulmer has been given a two-year contract extension, keeping him at the school through the 2013 season.
Fulmer's contract comes at his current salary of $2.05 million a year.
'In a world where coaching changes appear to be coming more frequently, Phillip brings a tremendous amount of stability to our program and we feel Tennessee football is well-positioned for the future,' UT athletic director Mike Hamilton said. 'I'm proud of everything Phillip has accomplished at Tennessee, and I look forward to working with him and our staff to bring us another national championship.'
Fulmer led the Volunteers to a 9-4 record last season, including a loss to Penn State in the Outback Bowl on New Year's Day. Tennessee has won or shared five division titles since 1997.
'I can honestly say that I have the best job in America, serving as an ambassador for the state and university that mean so much to me,' Fulmer said. 'There is no place I'd rather be than on our campus and on our sideline teaching our young men.'
During his time at Tennessee, Fulmer has compiled a 137-41 record.
In addition to his annual salary of $2.05 million, Fulmer can earn $37,500 for a berth in a non-BCS bowl, $50,000 for a first-place finish in the SEC Eastern Division, $75,000 for an SEC Championship game appearance, and $100,000 for winning the SEC or appearing in a BCS game. He can also get $150,000 for appearing in the BCS National Championship game and $250,000 for winning the BCS title.
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