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On Thursday afternoon, Dave Doeren's long-awaited new contract was finally announced. After months of talks, Doeren received a contract extension through the 2026 campaign with an annual salary of $5 million -- $1.5 million more than his previous contract.

Cory and Michael take a look at what the contract means for the program, the recruiting impact of Doeren and his assistants re-signing, why the deal needed to happen now ahead of a huge 2022 campaign and much more!