According to PowerMizzou.com, Tigers’ head coach Gary Pinkel has a new deal in place waiting to be approved by the University and the Board of Curators, which will meet Wednesday morning.
Sources tell Gabe DeArmond that Pinkel’s salary should jump to or slightly above $3 million per season. Pinkel made a reported $2.8 million in 2013, and his current contract was set to run through the 2017 season.
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Pinkel’s new deal is expected to bring raises for all assistant coaches, which was the 10th highest paid staff in the SEC, according to USAToday. Earlier in January, Pinkel said he was disappointed with the slow process of increasing his assistants’ pay, but he added, “We’ll see where it goes.”
Most coaches don’t make those kinds of statements, and Pinkel and his staff completed one of the biggest turnarounds in college football, the biggest outside of Auburn.
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