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Stoops rewarded with extension, raise

Tue., Sept. 20, 2011

Two days after winning one of the college football season’s early marquee games, Bob Stoops (pictured) was rewarded Monday with a new contract extension that could keep him as the coach of top-ranked Oklahoma through 2018 and pay him $34.5 million over the next seven years. Oklahoma’s board of regents voted to give Stoops a $75,000 bump in his annual salary and a handful of bonuses that will reward him for staying in Norman each June. “I don’t think I need to add anything to the proof that he gave to the national viewing audience that there’s no better football coach in the country than he is,” university president David Boren said. The deal calls for Stoops’ paydays to grow over the years, topping out at $5.15 million in salary and bonuses over the final three years. – AP

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