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Pinkel rewarded with $550,000 annual raise, 1-year extension

Updated: December 26, 2007, 9:42 AM ET
Associated Press

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Gary Pinkel helped lead long-suffering Missouri into college football's elite ranks this year. Now he has the contract to match that lofty perch.

On Sunday, Missouri athletic director Mike Alden announced that Pinkel will receive a $550,000 annual raise and a one-year contract extension. That gives Pinkel a guaranteed $1.85 million a year.

The new five-year deal extends Pinkel's contract through 2012 and marks the second season in a row he earned ...

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