Football Bowl Subdivision
                   === Rice extends Bailiff through 2016 ===
 Houston,  TX  (Sports Network)  - Rice  head football  coach David Bailiff has
 received a three-year contract extension through the 2016 season.
 Bailiff  has engineered the  Owls to a pair of bowl games over his six seasons
 and  has compiled a 30-44 record in that span. In 2008, the Owls went 10-3 and
 beat  Western  Michigan in the  Texas Bowl. Last year,  Rice went to the Armed
 Forces Bowl as a 6-6 team and then topped Air Force.
 "We are building something special here, something that every Owl can point to
 with pride," Bailiff said. "I have said over and over that I have the greatest
 job in the world because I have the chance to coach some of the greatest young
 men  in America, and I look forward to what these young men will accomplish in
 their time at Rice."
 03/22 20:21:38 ET

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