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SMU football coach June Jones gets 3-year extension

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June Jones will have a Merry Christmas after SMU officials gave him a three-year contract extension on Monday.

The SMU football coach will be at the University Park campus through 2017 if he serves the entirety of the deal.

"I appreciate the opportunity to continue the work we began six years ago. There is no place I'd rather be than here at SMU," said Jones in a release. "I am proud of the progress we have made thus far, but many goals remain unfinished, including restoring SMU football's championship tradition."

SMU finished 2013 with a losing record, 5-7, failing to make a bowl game for the first time in four years. It was SMU's first season in the American Athletic Conference after several years as members of Conference USA.

Jones' record at SMU in six seasons is 36-41 with three bowl wins, but no conference titles.

"We look forward to partnering with Coach Jones as we now set our sights on the next phase of our rise to prominence: establishing SMU football as a championship program," said SMU Athletic Director Rick Hart in a release.

Jones was hired by SMU in 2008 after he took the University of Hawaii to a BCS bowl game in the 2007 season.

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