Baylor coach Art Briles has agreed to a new 10-year contract with the fourth-ranked Bears, the team he has taken from perennial Big 12 loser to the conference's lone remaining undefeated team.
Briles told The Associated Press on Wednesday night he is really ''humbled and blessed'' by the new deal that goes into effect after this season.
Baylor regents approved the deal Wednesday. Financial terms weren't revealed, which is standard policy for the private university.
When Briles arrived at Baylor six years ago, the Bears had just finished their 12th consecutive losing season under four coaches since the inception of the Big 12.
Briles is 41-30 at Baylor, which is 8-0 for the first time in school history. The Bears are fifth in the BCS standings and have won a school-record 12 games in a row.