The University of Cincinnati announced through a press conference today that head coach Brian Kelly has signed an extension with the school. The new contract will pay Kelly $1.5 million dollars per season through 2013. In two seasons with the University of Cincinnati, Kelly has led the team to a combined 22-6 record and back to back bowl game appearances. His accolades included 2007 Big East Coach of the Year and 2008 Big East Championship as well as the school's 1st BCS bowl appearance. The new 5 year contract also includes a $250,000 raise for assistant coaches as well as no clause for a new practice bubble.
In related UC football news, the University of Cincinnati has signed a contract to play Purdue University. The Boilermakers of the Big Ten will come to Nippert Stadium in 2013 and 2015 while Cincinnati will return a visit to Lafayette in 2014.