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Spurrier gets two year contract extension through 2015

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina has extended football coach Steve Spurrier's contract through the 2015 season.

The school said Tuesday that the board of trustees approved the two-year extension.

The extension does not include a raise. The present contract pays Spurrier $2.8 million this year, $2.9 million for the 2012 season and $3 million for the 2013 season, not including incentives for various accomplishments.

Spurrier says he appreciates the extension, which he says will help him recruit by showing athletes he will be around for four more years.

Athletic director Eric Hyman says Spurrier's accomplishments have been exemplary.

He has a record of 54 wins and 35 losses in his seven years.

The Gamecocks (10-2) take on Nebraska in the Capital One Bowl on Jan. 2.

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