Houston's head coach Tom Herman holding the American West Trophy on the field after a NCAA college football game against Navy Friday, Nov. 27, 2015, in Houston, Texas. Houston defeated Navy 52-31.(AP Photo/Juan DeLeon)
Juan DeLeon
December 04, 2015

HOUSTON (AP) No. 17 Houston and first-year football coach Tom Herman have agreed to a new contract that locks him up through the 2020 season and raises his annual compensation to $2.8 million.

The Cougars (11-1, 7-1 American Athletic) are having a standout season under Herman, who was the offensive coordinator for national champion Ohio State last year. Houston hosts No. 20 Temple (10-2, 7-1) for the league championship Saturday.

Herman was previously earning $1.35 million per year in base and non-salary compensation under a five-year contract, so his raise amounts to $1.45 million.

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