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Texas A&M gives Sumlin pay raise

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Texas A&M announced Saturday that it gave head coach Kevin Sumlin a pay raise.

The Aggies went 11-2 in Sumlin's first year as coach after finishing 6-6 in 2011 under Mike Sherman.

ESPN reported that Sumlin's new deal is for five years, running through 2017.

The agreement includes increased "compensation packages" for the team's assistant coaches and is pending a Feb. 1 meeting of the A&M System Board of Regents, athletic director Eric Hyman said in a news release announcing Sumlin's deal.

Sumlin originally signed a five-year, $10 million contract. He reportedly made $2.4 million with incentives, second lowest in the SEC in 2012.

A&M went 6-2 in SEC play, its first year in the conference, and beat Oklahoma 41-13 in the Cotton Bowl. The Aggies' No. 5 AP ranking at the end of the season was its best finish since 1956.

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