Jan 6, 2014; Austin, TX, USA; Texas Longhorns president Bill Powers (left) welcomes head football coach Charlie Strong (center) at a press conference in the Centennial Room of Belmont Hall at Texas-Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brendan Maloney-USA TODAY Sports

Texas approves the contract of new head football coach Charlie Strong

As if it wasn’t official enough after last Monday’s introductory press conference, it is now official on this Monday that Charlie Strong is the head coach of the Texas Longhorns as the university regents officially approved the coach’s contract.

Strong will make $5 million in his first season in Austin, and then his salary will increase by $100,000 every year after that. In total, Strong’s contract is for $26 million over a five year period. As far as bonuses go, those are pretty valuable as well.

In 2013, there were only three FBS head coaches that made more than $5 million on the year: Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban, Arkansas Razorbacks head coach Bret Bielema, and of course, Texas’ Mack Brown.

Now, it’s time to see if Strong can get those bonuses and make everyone in Austin happy.

Yeah, and make Red McCombs look slightly dumb, which a lot of people are rooting for.

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