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                 === Johnson's contract extended at Tulane ===
 New  Orleans, LA  (SportsNetwork.com) -  Tulane rewarded  head football  coach
 Curtis Johnson with a three-year contract extension Saturday after leading the
 program to its first bowl bid in 11 years.
 The  Green Wave went 7-5 overall and 5-3 in Conference USA in Johnson's second
 season  at the helm,  earning a berth in the Dec. 21 New Orleans Bowl opposite
 Louisiana.  It was Tulane's first winning campaign since 2002, when the school
 went 8-5 and captured the inaugural Hawaii Bowl.
 Johnson,  who spent six years as the wide receivers coach for the NFL's Saints
 prior to coming to Tulane, is now under contract through 2020.
 "I'm  very  pleased to announce an  extension through 2020 for Coach Johnson,"
 said  Tulane  athletics director Rick Dickson.  "He and his staff have quickly
 established  a winning culture within the Tulane cornerstones of excellence in
 scholarship,  sport  and service. We  look forward to working together through
 this new era for Tulane football, as we go forward into our bowl game, our new
 conference our and new stadium."
 The  Green Wave went 2-10 in Johnson's first year prior to becoming one of the
 most  improved teams in FBS this season. Tulane's five conference wins in 2013
 were also the school's most since 1998.
 12/07 18:53:19 ET

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