Posted: Thu December 13, 2012 8:43PM; Updated: Thu December 13, 2012 8:43PM

Mississippi's Freeze receives raise, extension

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Hugh Freeze will lead Ole Miss into the BBVA Compass Bowl to take on Pittsburgh.
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OXFORD, Miss. (AP) -- Mississippi football coach Hugh Freeze has received a one-year contract extension and a $500,000 raise, increasing his base salary to $2 million per season after leading the Rebels to a bowl appearance in his first season.

Freeze was hired last December and signed an incentive-laden contract that included a $1.5 million base salary. His new contract lasts through 2016 and includes a $100,000 bonus per Southeastern Conference win, beginning with the second victory of the season.

The Rebels improved quickly under Freeze, ending a 2-year postseason absence by finishing with a 6-6 record. Ole Miss plays Pittsburgh in the BBVA Compass Bowl on Jan. 5.

Ole Miss also announced a $12.5 million upgrade to the school's practice facility. Additionally, the salary pool for Freeze's assistants will increase by 10 percent.

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