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WVU Football Coach Dana Holgorsen Signs New Contract Extension Through 2017

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Jul 24, 2012; Dallas, TX, USA; West Virginia Mountaineers head coach Dana Holgorsen takes a photo with the Mountaineer mascot during Big 12 Media Day at the Westin Galleria.  Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-US PRESSWIRE
Jul 24, 2012; Dallas, TX, USA; West Virginia Mountaineers head coach Dana Holgorsen takes a photo with the Mountaineer mascot during Big 12 Media Day at the Westin Galleria. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-US PRESSWIRE

As reported by Bruce Feldman earlier today, WVU head football coach Dana Holgorsen has signed a new contract extension through the 2017 season.

Under the agreement, the second-year head coach will be paid an annualized salary of $2.3 million this season -- $250,000 in base pay and the remainder in supplemental pay -- all from revenue generated by the athletic department or private sources -- “very much in line with other Big 12 and major college coaches’ salaries,” according to Luck. - WVUSports.com

What's not clear is the report by BlueGoldNews which states that Coach Holgorsen has a $2 million dollar buyout if he were to leave early and WVU would face no reciprocal buyout to the coach if he were to be terminated. But this is listed right after a quote from the press release that says WVU will owe damages if Holgorsen were to be fired. It's not a big issue, but curious, nonetheless.