School president Bernie Machen and athletic director Jeremy Foley upped Muschamp’s salary $250,000 annually, making him the seventh highest-paid coach in the Southeastern Conference.
Muschamp will now make $2.928 million annually through the 2017 season, ranking behind Alabama’s Nick Saban ($5.47 million), Louisiana State University’s Les Miles ($3.8 million), South Carolina’s Steve Spurrier ($3.3 million), Georgia’s Mark Richt ($3.2 million), Arkansas’ Bret Bielema ($3.2 million) and Texas A&M’s Kevin Sumlin ($3.1 million).
The Gators are 18-8 in two years under Muschamp.
OREGON: Those trend-setting Ducks are now passing on some fashion tips to their fans.
Known for their seemingly endless uniform combinations with accessories such as liquid metal helmets and blur cleats, the Ducks have issued a primer for appropriate game-day attire.
Heading to Autzen Stadium for the season opener against Nicholls State on Aug. 31? You’ll want to wear white. Hitting the road for the game at Stanford on Nov. 7? Yellow is your color.
Oregon was picked to win the Pac-12 title, edging Stanford and UCLA in the preseason media poll.
SOUTHERN CAL: Athletic director Pat Haden says Lane Kiffin is not on the “hot seat” heading into his fourth as the Trojans’ football coach.
The school released a video of Haden’s comments on Thursday night, the day before Pac-12 football media days in California.
Haden says “I anticipate the media will ask me if our football coach is on the hot seat this year. Here is my answer and will be my answer whenever I’m asked. He is not.”
He says he is “behind Lane Kiffin 100 percent.”
The Trojans are coming off a 7-6 season.
that started with the Trojans ranked No. 1 and ended with five losses in six games.
The team is still dealing with scholarship limitations from NCAA sanctions handed down soon after Kiffin was hired in 2010.