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Croom Gets Contract Extension

(AP) - Mississippi State extended coach Sylvester Croom's contract two years through 2011 on Monday. The extension from university President Robert H. Foglesong pushes Croom's contract to four years, the longest allowable under state law. It is unclear whether Croom will get a raise as well as an extension. Neither Croom nor Foglesong were available for comment. After nine wins in three seasons, Croom led the Bulldogs to an 8-5 record and a Liberty Bowl win over Central Florida. It was the first season Mississippi State had more than three wins since 2000 and Croom was named the Southeastern Conference's coach of the year following the turnaround.

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