RUSTON, La. -- Jack Bicknell, who led Louisiana Tech to its
first Associated Press Top 25 ranking and some of its biggest
victories in his seven years as the school's football coach, was
given a two-year contract extension, the school announced on
Terms of the contract were not announced and it must still be
approved by the University of Louisiana System Board of Directors.
The school said, however, the deal will continue to pay Bicknell
his current base salary of $150,000.
"I am excited about the direction of our program and look
forward to the next three years at Louisiana Tech," Bicknell said.
During his seven years at Tech, Bicknell has a 40-42 record,
including wins over No. 18 Alabama (1999), Oklahoma State (2002),
Michigan State (2003), No. 17 Fresno State (2004) and No. 21 Fresno
Bicknell also led the Bulldogs to their first conference
championship title since 1984 with the 2001 Western Athletic
Conference title and a berth in the 2001 Humanitarian Bowl.