South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier received a contract extension that will raise his annual compensation to more than $4 million a year, the school announced.
The school also approved raises for all nine of Spurrier's assistants. The new deal keeps Spurrier with the school through the 2018 season and has a clause added to his contract that when he retires he will be offered a job as a special assistant to the president and the athletics director.
Spurrier has to continue to live in Columbia and either the current president or the current athletics director has to be employed by the school in their same capacities to trigger that clause.
"We appreciate the attitude of the board of trustees in keeping our salaries competitive with the rest of the SEC," Spurrier said in a statement. "We all hope to coach here many more years, and we still have some goals that have not been accomplished yet."RICKMAN: Florida State, Alabama headline Way-Too-Early Top 25