KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee athletic director Phillip Fulmer has signed a contract that runs through 2021 and increases his annual pay to at least $900,000.

The deal was announced Thursday by Tennessee chancellor Beverly Davenport in a university release.

Fulmer's contract says he'll receive $300,000 in annual base compensation plus $600,000 in supplemental pay for personal appearances and media services. He also gets a $100,000 retention bonus each year the contract remains in effect through the end of the deal.

The 67-year-old Fulmer was paid $575,000 by the school when he took over as Tennessee's athletic director Dec. 1 during a tumultuous football coaching search. Fulmer hired Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt as football coach six days later.

Fulmer replaced John Currie, who has since reached a $2.5 million settlement with the school.

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