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DENTON, Texas (AP) — North Texas coach Dan McCarney is getting a new five-year contract after leading the Mean Green to nine wins and their first bowl victory in 11 seasons.

School officials said Tuesday, only hours before spring practice began, that the deal was imminent. Attorneys are reviewing the new contract that will take McCarney through the 2018 season.

McCarney and his staff will get raises. Both his offensive and defensive coordinators will have new two-year contracts.

McCarney says the deals show of appreciation for the change in culture in three seasons under he and his staff. North Texas was 13-58 the six seasons before McCarney arrived. They are 18-19 under him.

The Mean Green ended last season with a 36-14 win over UNLV in the Heart of Dallas Bowl.

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