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Arkansas football coach Bret Bielema has received a two-year extension and raise according to ESPN.
quote:In Bielema's second season with Arkansas, the Razorbacks finished 7-6, including a 31-7 win over Texas in the Advocare V100 Texas Bowl.
Bielema's new six-year deal will run through the 2020 season, and his average annual total compensation will be $4.25 million. He will earn $4 million in 2015 with $100,000 increases in each subsequent year. Additionally, Bielema will now be eligible for athletic and academic achievement incentives totaling up to $1 million per year.
Bielema becomes the eighth head coach in the SEC with an average annual salary of at least $4 million.
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