May 19, 2024

Texas Longhorns head football coach Steve Sarkisian is set to receive a substantial pay raise and a four-year contract extension following the historic 2023 season, as reported by On3. Sarkisian’s salary will skyrocket from $5.6 million in 2023 to $10.3 million in 2024, making him the third-highest-paid college football head coach nationwide. The extended contract will keep him with the Longhorns through 2030, guaranteeing him $74.2 million. Additionally, if Texas secures a national championship between 2024 and 2030, Sarkisian stands to earn a $1.25 million bonus.

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The decision to reward Sarkisian comes after Texas’s impressive performance in the 2023 season. With a promising 6-0 start, including a notable victory over Alabama, the Longhorns showcased their potential under Sarkisian’s leadership. Despite facing setbacks like a heartbreaking loss to the Oklahoma Sooners and losing starting quarterback Quinn Ewers to injury, Texas rallied to finish the season strongly. They secured a dominant win over Oklahoma State in the Big 12 Championship Game, earning their first-ever College Football Playoff berth.

While the Longhorns ultimately fell short against the Washington Huskies in the national semifinal, Sarkisian’s impact on the program’s resurgence has been undeniable. With the significant pay raise and contract extension, Texas aims to build on this success and solidify their position as a top contender in college football under Sarkisian’s guidance.

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