Billy Napier is closing in on an extension at Louisiana-Lafayette, according to a report Wednesday from The Athletic‘s Bruce Feldman.
Napier signed a 5-year contract upon his December 2017 hiring, keeping him under contract through 2022. The extension would push the end of his deal back a year, to 2023.
A former assistant of both Dabo Swinney and Nick Saban, the 40-year-old Napier led the Ragin’ Cajuns to a 7-7 mark in 2018, his first as a head coach. ULL won the Sun Belt West Division and fell to Appalachian State in the inaugural Sun Belt title game, then closed the year with a loss to Tulane in the Cure Bowl.
There is no word on if Napier’s extension will include a change in salary. He made $757,000 in base salary in 2018 and was set to see that increase by $25,000 this fall.
SOURCE: Louisiana is finalizing a contract extension through 2023 for head coach Billy Napier. Ragin’ Cajun fans are very enthusiastic about direction of the program and recruiting.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) July 24, 2019
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