Source: Mississippi State gives football coach Mike Leach extension and raise 3:01 PM ET Alex ScarboroughESPN Staff Writer Close Covers the SEC. Joined ESPN in 2012. Graduate of Auburn University. Mississippi State and football coach Mike Leach have agreed to a two-year contract extension that will raise his annual salary to $5.5 million and run through the 2025 season, a source told ESPN. State law caps the length of contracts for state employees at four years. Leach's previous salary was $5 million per year. Leach, who was previously the head coach at Washington State and Texas Tech , is entering his third season at Mississippi State. The Bulldogs went 4-6 during the COVID-19 shortened 2020 season. In Year 2 under Leach, the team reached a bowl game and finished third in the SEC West with a record of 7-6. Mississippi State will open the season against Memphis on Sept. 3. The Bulldogs return star quarterback Will Rogers , who finished second in the conference in passing yards (4,739) and passing touchdowns (36) last season.