College Sports

UCLA gives Dorrell one-year extension

LOS ANGELES - UCLA coach Karl Dorrell, whose Bruins finished the season 7-6 but beat Southern California for the first time in eight years, has been given a one-year extension, putting him under contract through the 2011 season.

The 43-year-old Dorrell, who has a 29-21 record in four seasons at UCLA, signed a five-year contract in July that included an $850,000 salary and incentives up to another $505,000 annually.

His first contract in 2003 called for a $600,000 salary plus incentives.

"We are looking forward to an exciting and successful season in 2007," athletic director Dan Guerrero said in a statement. "With Karl solidifying his coaching staff, an experienced team returning and a terrific home schedule, we are poised to take the next step with our program."

The Bruins stunned then-No. 2 USC 13-9 in the regular-season finale to knock the rival Trojans out of the Bowl Championship Series title game. UCLA finished the regular season with a three-game winning streak, but lost 44-27 to Florida State in the Emerald Bowl.