Texas' Brown getting hefty pay raise

Updated: January 29, 2006, 1:25 PM ET
Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas -- Longhorns coach Mack Brown is getting a raise that would put him among the highest paid coaches in college football, school officials said.

Brown, who won the national championship with a 41-38 Rose Bowl victory over Southern California earlier this month, will receive an annual salary of at least $2.5 million, Texas men's Athletic Director DeLoss Dodds said.

Brown, 54, earned $2.159 million last season and is due for another $100,000 as part of a 10-year agreement that was announced at the end of the 2005 season.

"We've always wanted to keep him in the top five in the country, where he belongs," Dodds said.

USC coach Pete Carroll is believed to receive $3 million annually, while Notre Dame's Charlie Weis is paid as much as $4 million. Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops, meanwhile, earned $2.4 million this past season.

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