Will Muschamp has received a 5-year, $16 million deal to lead the South Carolina football program.

University trustees approved the contract Monday morning, a day after South Carolina announced he would replace Steve Spurrier. Muschamp's contract pays him $3 million in the first year, increases each year after by $100,000 and contains a variety of incentives.

The deal also includes a buyout on a sliding scale. If Muschamp leaves in the first of the contract, he would have to pay the school $7 million; if he left in the final year of the deal, he would owe South Carolina $3 million.

The 44-year-old Muschamp coached at Florida for four years before spending last season as Auburn's defensive coordinator after being fired by the Gators.

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