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Pinkel to receive $2.3 million annually with new deal

Tuesday, November 25, 2008 | 11:50 p.m. CST; updated 3:04 p.m. CST, Thursday, January 15, 2009

David Russell, the University of Missouri System chief of staff and custodian of records, confirmed that the nine-member Board of Curators unanimously approved a contract for eighth-year football coach Gary Pinkel on Tuesday that would pay him $2.3 million annually for seven years. Pinkel can receive an additional $200,000 each year in a separate deferred account as long as he remains in Columbia throughout the deal's duration. Russell said an official announcement is expected Wednesday afternoon.


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