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Houston's Levine agrees to new 5-year deal

Published on NewsOK Modified: May 20, 2014 at 5:18 pm •  Published: May 20, 2014

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston coach Tony Levine has agreed to a five-year contract that runs through the 2018 football season.

The new deal replaces the five-year contract he signed when he joined the Cougars before the 2012 season.

Houston finished 8-5 last season after a loss to Vanderbilt in the BBVA Compass Bowl. It was the 19th season in school history with at least eight wins.

The Cougars also had a marked improvement from Levine's first season, when they were 5-7.

Levine spent four seasons as an assistant with the Cougars before taking over the program when Kevin Sumlin left for Texas A&M.

The new contract was announced on Tuesday.