UTSA regents approve 5-year, $4.7M deal for Frank Wilson

The UTSA Board of Regents officially approved a new contract for head coach Frank Wilson on Thursday, keeping the 43-year-old with the program through the 2021 season.

“We are very excited about the leadership that Coach Wilson has brought to our football program and athletic department as a whole,” athletic director Lynn Hickey said in a statement. “Our objective is to be a dominant player in Conference USA, and making a commitment to Coach Wilson is an intentional step in ensuring that we become a program of excellence.”

The deal, which had been rumored for a few days, will see Wilson earn $ 1,050,000 in 2017. the highest salary in Conference USA.

Wilson has long been regarded as one of the best recruiters in the country during stops at LSU, Ole Miss and Tennessee, and took the Roadrunners to their first bowl game in program history in his first season with the school.

While the deal keeps Wilson under contract through the 2021 season, it won’t be surprising to see him receive a great deal of interest from Power 5 programs should he keep UTSA rolling in the right direction.

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Legendary Arkansas coach, AD Frank Broyles dies at 92

Former Arkansas head coach and athletic director Frank Broyles died Monday at age 92 due to complications of Alzheimer's disease, his family confirmed in a statement Monday.

"It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Coach Frank Broyles. He passed peacefully in his home surrounded by his loved ones," the statement reads. "For 92 years, John Franklin Broyles lived nothing short of a remarkable life. To all who would listen, Frank Broyles was quick to proclaim, in his unmistakable and infectious southern tone, that he was blessed to live 'A Charmed Life.'"

After a single season as head coach at Missouri, Broyles built a legendary career as head coach at Arkansas from 1958-76, winning seven conference titles and a national championship in 1964.

He also took on the role of athletic director at Arkansas in 1974, a position he held until announcing his retirement in 2007.

Broyles was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1983, and was honored again with the creation of the Broyles Award, given annually to the top assistant coach in college football.

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