coach Mel Tucker signed his gigantic contract extension, . The deal is pending approval from the university’s Board of Trustees. Chairperson Dianne Byrum said in a statement released by the school that the Board “fully supports a new contract for Coach Tucker.”

The Detroit Free Press reported the two parties were  on Nov. 17. He is expected to become among the highest paid coaches in the sport. Alumni Mat Ishbia and Steve St. Andre are donating the money for Tucker’s raise

The school announced that Tucker will make $9.5 million in “non-performance related compensation,” which includes a $5.9 million base salary, $3.2 million for media and personal appearances and a $400,000 contingent annual bonus. The new deal ends on Jan. 15, 2032.