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West Gets Extension with Tigers

He's the Dean of College Football Coaches in Conference USA..

Now he gets another year to guide the Tigers on the Gridiron.

University of Memphis Coach Tommy West gets a 1-year extension to his contract, which now runs through the 20-12 season.

West is now in his 8th year guiding the Tigers...

He's taken the team to 4-bowls in the last 5-years.

West says the U of M is breaking a 30-year pattern that led to failure before he took the job in 2001.

"Every 3 or 4 years they just changed coaches..and that wasn't getting anything done. In our time we've tried to be consistent..getting better. We've been very successful and look forward to doing some more good things."

West will lead the Tigers against Ole Miss in the Traditional Season Opener for both schools August 30th down at Vaught Hemingway Stadium in Oxford.

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