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Auburn coach Gus Malzahn receives contract extension through 2020

Auburn coach Gus Malzhan received a one-year contract extension Monday.
Auburn coach Gus Malzhan received a one-year contract extension Monday. mniziolek@ledger-enquirer.com

Auburn announced a contract extension for coach Gus Malzahn through the 2020 season on Monday. The university released details on a new amendment to the contract Malzahn signed in June 2013.

Malzahn’s original contract was previously amended in March 2014 giving the coach a raise from $2.3 million to $3.85 million with $250,000 annual raises while extending the six-year deal to 2019. The amendment also adjusted the bonus structure in response to the NCAA’s new four-game playoff system.

The additional amendment extends Malzahn’s deal to Dec. 31, 2020 and bumps his annual salary to $4.725 million a year. Malzahn would have made $4.35 million for the 2016 season under the previous contract.

The buyout structure of the deal — $2,237,500 per year — did not change in the amendment signed on April 1, 2016.

Malzahn heads into his fourth season as Auburn’s coach with a 27-13 overall record (13-11 SEC).

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