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Vanderbilt football coach Mason gets extension

Vanderbilt football coach Derek Mason has had his contract extended after the Commodores reached their second bowl game in three seasons.

Mason finished his fifth season at Vanderbilt and has compiled a 24-38 record overall, 9-31 in the Southeastern Conference. He is only the second Vanderbilt coach to take the Commodores to more than one bowl game.

The Commodores have won at least five games each of the past three seasons. They have won three straight against in-state rival Tennessee for their longest winning streak in the rivalry since 1923-26. Vanderbilt went 6-7 last season with a 45-38 loss to Baylor in the Texas Bowl.

Vanderbilt last extended Mason's contract in 2017 by three years , and he had three years remaining on that deal. Mason made $2.8 million in 2016, the most recent year Vanderbilt's tax returns are available.

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February 22, 2019

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