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Georgia's Richt gets extension, raise

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Mark Richt guided the Georgia Bulldogs to a 12-win season that included an SEC East title in 2012, and for those efforts he was rewarded Tuesday with a contract extension and pay raise.

The University of Georgia Athletic Association Board of Directors approved the extension on Tuesday for Richt, whose contract now runs through the 2017 season. Also included in the deal is a raise in his annual compensation from $2.81 million to $3.2 million.

Richt, who is preparing for his 13th season as the Bulldogs' coach was on the hot seat as recently as 2010. But since that 6-7 season, Georgia has a 22-6 record and has back-to-back SEC East titles.

"I'm honored and very thankful for the support in what we are working daily to accomplish," Richt said. "I look forward along with our staff to preparing this team for the challenges of another season. From what I've heard, our team is working hard in the offseason conditioning program and paying the price necessary to be successful in the fall."

Last season, the Bulldogs came within five yards of a possible trip to the BCS Championship Game and finished the season 12-2. Richt has a 118-40 record during his 12 seasons at Georgia.
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