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          === McCarney signs five-year extension with North Texas ===
 
 Denton,  TX (SportsNetwork.com) - North Texas head football coach Dan McCarney
 has signed a five-year extension with the school.
 
 McCarney,  who took  over the Mean Green program in November 2010, will become
 one of the highest-paid coaches in Conference USA with the total package worth
 $3.625 million.
 
 "I'm  extremely  appreciative  of  (athletic  director)  Rick  Villarreal  and
 president  Neal  Smatresk for their  support and  loyalty," said McCarney in a
 statement  Thursday. "Our collective vision is to keep the Mean Green football
 program  rolling, to strive for new heights and to add special chapters to the
 history books each year. I am so honored each day to lead this program at such
 a special university and community."
 
 McCarney  is 18-19 in  his three years at North Texas, including a mark of 9-4
 in  2013. The Mean  Green capped last season with a 36-14 win over UNLV in the
 Heart of Dallas Bowl.
 
 The  60-year-old Iowa  City native was also  the head coach at Iowa State from
 1995-2006.  He  guided the  Cyclones  to  a record  of  56-85  with five  bowl
 appearances  in 12  seasons, leaving  as the  winningest coach  in Iowa  State
 history.
 
 After his stint in Ames, McCarney was an assistant head coach at South Florida
 for  a  year and an  assistant head coach at  Florida for three seasons before
 joining the Mean Green.
 
 03/20 14:10:09 ET

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