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Texas' Brown getting hefty pay raise

AUSTIN, Texas -- Longhorns coach Mack Brown is getting a raise that
would put him among the highest paid coaches in college football,
school officials said.

Brown, who won the national championship with a 41-38 Rose Bowl
victory over Southern California earlier this month, will receive
an annual salary of at least $2.5 million, Texas men's Athletic
Director DeLoss Dodds said.

Brown, 54, earned $2.159 million last season and is due for
another $100,000 as part of a 10-year agreement that was announced at the end
of the 2005 season.

"We've always wanted to keep him in the top five in the
country, where he belongs," Dodds said.

USC coach Pete Carroll is believed to receive $3 million
annually, while Notre Dame's Charlie Weis is paid as much as $4
million. Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops, meanwhile, earned $2.4 million
this past season.