ATLANTA — On a day when his contract was extended for two years and his salary was increased by $400,000, Virginia football coach Mike London had other things on his mind Friday.
“That’s something that’s happening, that’s going to go down,” said London at a noon news conference leading up to tonight’s Chick-fil-A Bowl match-up with Auburn.
“I’m all happy about it and for it, [but] at this time, my focus is on the game.”
London is in the second year of a five-year pact that was paying him $1.7 million per year. His new contract runs through 2016 and will pay him $2.1 million per year.
It also includes an undisclosed “longevity” bonus that he will receive if he’s still the coach Jan. 15, 2015.
In addition, members of London’s staff will receive raises.
“Mike London and his staff are a great fit for the University of Virginia,” Virginia athletic director Craig Littlepage said in a prepared statement.
“Commitment and continuity on the staff are major components of building a program. We want to keep the program’s momentum moving and this extension will help achieve that.”
London was named ACC coach of the year after taking the Cavaliers to eight victories after three consecutive losing seasons.
— Doug Doughty