Wichita State has agreement to keep head coach Gregg Marshall

Wichita State has reached a verbal agreement to keep head coach Gregg Marshall.
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Wichita State has reached a verbal agreement to keep head coach Gregg Marshall, reportsThe Wichita Eagle's Paul Suellentrop. Marshall's new contract will be worth $3.3 million annually over seven years, reports CBS Sports' Matt Norlander.

After the agreement was reported, Alabama athletics director Bill Battle released a statement acknowledging Marshall would remain at Wichita State. Marshall and Battle reportedly met in Wichita on Monday to discuss the Crimson Tide's head coach position, which was vacated when Alabama fired Anthony Grant last month.

Earlier Wednesday, ESPN's Andy Katz reported the Shockers were working on an enhanced contract package with Marshall in an effort to keep him in Wichita.

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Last week, CBS Sports reported that Alabama hoped to attract the Shockers' coach with "piles of money, an athletic department with a culture of winning and every possible resource he needs to compete with anybody on a national level." The report also said the Crimson Tide was ready to make an offer amounting to more than $3 million to Marshall.

Marshall appeared on The Jim Rome Show last week and said it would take a "crazy offer" for him to consider leaving for another school.

In eight years with the Shockers, Marshall is 204–76. ​Wichita State recently defeated Indiana and Kansas to reach the Sweet 16 before falling to Notre Dame.

- Molly Geary