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Mississippi gives Hugh Freeze an extension

Mississippi gives Hugh Freeze an extension
Mississippi Coach Hugh Freeze talks with a referee during the first quarter of the Allstate Sugar Bowl against Oklahoma State. (Chris Graythen / Getty Images)

Mississippi Coach Hugh Freeze has received a one-year contract extension and raise that will push his salary to $5 million per year by 2018.

The four-year contract, which started Jan. 1 and is the longest allowed by state law, is worth an average of $4,925,000 per year. Freeze will make a base salary of $4.7 million in 2016 and receive a $150,000 raise each year through 2019. Freeze made $4.3 million in 2015.

He led Ole Miss to a 10-3 record this season, including a 48-20 victory over Oklahoma State in the Sugar Bowl. He has a 34-18 record over four seasons.

The school, which announced Freeze's new contract Wednesday, also said the salary pool for the program's nine on-field assistant coaches will rise from $3,110,000 to $4,260,000.

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Former Brigham Young receivers coach Guy Holliday has accepted the same position at Utah. Also, Lewis Powell moves from tight ends coach to defensive line coach, and Fred Whittingham Jr. takes over the tight ends after serving as Utah's director of player personnel the last four years.

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Tennesseee announced defensive coordinator John Jancek will not return next season. Jancek had been Coach Butch Jones' defensive coordinator the last six years -- three at Tennessee and three prior at Cincinnati.

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Roberto Aguayo, the most accurate kicker in NCAA history, says he will declare for the NFL draft and skip his senior season at Florida State. Aguayo made .9673 of all kicks at Florida State. He made all 198 of his extra-point attempts and was 69 for 78 on field goals.

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Oklahoma State defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah, the AP's Big 12 defensive player of the year, said he has declared early for the NFL draft.

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Florida junior safety Keanu Neal is leaving school early and for the NFL draft.

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