Posted by: Chris Vannini on Friday October 31, 2014
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Kentucky: The school has announced a one-year contract extension for Mark Stoops through the 2019 season. Stoops previously received a one-year extension in May. According to the Louisville Courier-Journal, Stoops receives a prorated raise for the remainder of this season. Stoops will make a guaranteed $3.25 million in 2015, with raises of $250,000 each year, up to $4.25 million in 2019, along with new bonuses. He was previously set to earn $2.65 million in 2018, which was the final year of his contract. If Stoops is dismissed before Dec. 1, 2017, without cause, he would be owed the entirety of his contact. If it’s between Dec. 1, 2017 and Nov. 30, 2018, he would be owed 80 percent, and if it’s after Nov. 30, 2018, he’ll receive 60 percent. There is no buyout on Stoops’ end if he leaves. Stoops told reporters Friday there are also deals in the works for his assistant coaches.
Michigan: The school has announced that athletic director Dave Brandon has resigned. As part of his contract, Brandon will be paid $3 million over the next four years. Expect Michigan to consider UConn's Warde Manuel, Boston College's Brad Bates and Arkansas' Jeff Long as full-time replacements. All three have previous ties to the school. Former U-M player and current vice chairman of Steelcase (furniture company) James Hackett will serve as interim athletic director and will evaluate the football program. Here's what you need to know about what's next for Michigan football.