TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -South Florida coach Jim Leavitt agreed to a two-year contract extension through 2014 on Monday.
Leavitt started the Bulls' program from scratch 11 seasons ago and led the team into the national spotlight in 2007, when USF climbed as high as No. 2 in the nation and finished the most successful season in school history with an appearance in the Sun Bowl.
``What his leadership has accomplished is unmatched in the country with regards to beginning and developing a nationally recognized football program,'' athletic director Doug Woolard said.
The new contract boosts his salary to $1.5 million next season, up from the $1 million he was scheduled to earn under terms of a seven-year, $7 million contract he signed in 2006.
The Tampa Tribune reported on its Web site that the new deal will pay Leavitt $12.6 million over the next seven seasons, with his annual salary increasing by $100,000 each year of the contract.
Leavitt, who in the past has turned down opportunities to coach at Alabama and Kansas State, is 79-47 in 11 seasons. The Bulls finished 9-4 last year, when attendance climbed a nation-best 22,948 per game to 53,170.

Recent NCAAF Discussions

Handicapping 2017 Win Totals on Wed, May 2017 by Blade
2017 NFL Draft Grades on Sun, Apr 2017 by Blade
Betting the 2017 NFL Draft on Tue, Apr 2017 by Blade
NFL Draft Preview on Tue, Apr 2017 by Blade
2017 Heisman Odds on Wed, Mar 2017 by Blade

NCAAF Headlines

NCAAF Top Stories

Thumbnail Alabama still favored to win CFB Title Oddsmakers still favor Alabama to win the 2017 College Football National Championship, but which other teams are in the mix?

NCAAF Team Pages