Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason set to receive contract extension

Vandrrbilt coach Derek Mason
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Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason is set receive a contract extension in the near future.

The school announced Thursday that it was working on a new contract for Mason.

Mason, who was hired in 2014, has gone 13-24 in three seasons with the Commodores. After 3-9 and 4-8 seasons in 2014 and 2015, Vanderbilt went 6-7 in 2016, which included a bowl game appearance for the first time since 2013.

Contract details have not been revealed. Mason signed a four-year deal when he was hired.

According to the USA Today coaches salary database, Mason was the 44th highest-paid coach in college football in 2016 with a $2,556,877 million salary.

Earlier this month, it was reported that Cal was interested in hiring Mason as its new coach, but Mason quickly shot down the rumors on Twitter. Justin Wilcox was ultimately hired for the position.

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