Report: Houston's Sumlin gets $7M deal

Updated: January 18, 2010, 2:13 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

HOUSTON -- Houston coach Kevin Sumlin has agreed to a contract extension through the 2015 season.

The school said Monday the deal for an additional three years is pending approval by the Board of Regents.

The Houston Chronicle reported Sumlin had signed a deal worth $6.8 million, or $1.13 million annually. The deal includes $1 million in deferred compensation, according to the newspaper.

Sumlin's name was mentioned in connection with several BCS conference openings this offseason.

A former assistant under Bob Stoops at Oklahoma, Sumlin was hired in December 2007 and agreed to a five-year contract. He was the first black head coach in the 60-year history of the Houston program.

The Cougars went 7-5 in 2008 and won the Armed Forces Bowl, the program's first bowl victory since 1980. Houston, unranked in the final 2009 BCS standings, reached No. 12 in the Associated Press Top 25 and finished with a 10-4 record.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.