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Spear: Progress being made on Akey’s contract

University of Idaho athletic director Rob Spear says he and football coach Robb Akey have met three times about reworking Akey's contract and progress is being made toward a new deal. No official announcement will be made, Spear said, until the Idaho State Board of Education approves the extension.

The SBE meets next on Feb 17-18 in Boise. Akey's contract discussion would have to put on the agenda by Jan. 19. "When it’s appropriate we’ll get that on the agenda," Spear said. Akey is in the third year of a five-year deal that pays him $258,187 annually, among the lowest in the nation.



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