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Mike MacIntyre agrees to extension as CU football coach

BOULDER, Colo. — The University of Colorado and football coach Mike MacIntyre have agreed to a contract extension and pay raise that will keep him with the university through the 2021 season, the school announced Monday.

The university said the deal will pay MacIntyre $16.25 million over the next five years, an average of $3.25 million per year.

His previous deal paid him around $2 million a year that went through the 2018 season.

“I am ecstatic that we will be at University of Colorado for the foreseeable future. There’s no place my family and I would rather be,” MacIntyre said in a statement. “We absolutely love it here, the people have been great and I truly believe this is just the beginning.”

MacIntyre has been a key part of reviving CU’s football program. After going 10-27 in his first three years, MacIntyre led the Buffaloes earn a 10-4 record this season. It was CU’s first 10-win season since 2001.

The Buffaloes won the Pac-12 South Division for the first time since joining the conference.

CU lost to Oklahoma State, 38-8, in the Alamo Bowl in December.

After turning the program around, MacIntyre was named the Walter Camp national coach of the year as well as the Pac-12 coach of the year.