Aug. 3, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -Florida football coach Urban Meyer is getting a $750,000 raise.

The school said Monday that Meyer signed a six-year contract worth $4 million annually, up from $3.25 million, after leading the Gators to two national championships in the last three seasons. The new deal also makes Meyer co-chairman of a university scholarship program.

The Florida Opportunity Scholars Program was created by school president Bernie Machen to provide financial assistance to first-generation, financially disadvantaged students working toward bachelor's degrees. Meyer has committed $1 million to the program over the duration of his contract.