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Coker will become one of highest-paid ACC coaches

Miami coach Larry Coker has agreed to a new five-year contract that will take him through the 2009 season, a source told ESPN's Joe Schad.

Coker had three years remaining on his previous deal but will receive an immediate increase in pay that puts him among the highest-paid coaches in the ACC, according to the source.

Coker is 44-6 in four seasons at Miami, leading the Hurricanes to a national championship in 2001 and the national championship game in 2002. Coker's winning percentage of .880 is fifth-best among coaches in their first 50 games.

The Hurricanes open their season at Florida State on Sept. 5.