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Texas Approves Contracts For Football Assistants

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The University of Texas Longhorns new head football coach Charlie Strong from Louisville flashes the "Hook 'Em Horns" sign after being introduced during a press conference January 6, 2014 at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas.  (Photo by Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

The University of Texas Longhorns new head football coach Charlie Strong from Louisville flashes the “Hook ‘Em Horns” sign after being introduced during a press conference January 6, 2014 at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

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AUSTIN (AP) – The University of Texas Board of Regents has approved contracts for new football coach Charlie Strong’s assistants.

Texas is giving each of the 10 assistants a three-year contract. That’s a change at a school that typically puts them on a year-to-year basis.

Defensive coordinator Vance Bedford will get the largest salary at a base of $760,000. Quarterbacks coach and assistant head coach Shawn Watson will make $610,000. Bedford and Watson came with Strong from Louisville.

Offensive coordinator Joe Wickline, who Strong hired from Oklahoma State, will be paid $535,000.

Although the staff has been on the job for weeks, their salaries and contracts had to be approved by the board. The board approved the contracts with a unanimous vote Thursday.

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