1 Updates
NCAA: Penn State Coach Bill O'Brien Gets $1 Million Raise
Photo Credit: Getty Images

NCAA: Penn State Coach Bill O'Brien Gets $1 Million Raise

Jun 20 2013, 9:13pm CDT | by

Penn State Nittany Lions head football coach Bill O'Brien is getting nearly a $1 million raise for his performance.

Penn State Nittany Lions head football coach Bill O'Brien is getting nearly a $1 million raise for his performance. The Associated Press via Fox Sports says this is due to O'Brian doing a  "...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

1 year ago

NCAA: Penn State Coach Bill O'Brien Gets $1 Million Raise

Jun 20 2013, 9:13pm CDT | by

Penn State Nittany Lions head football coach Bill O'Brien is getting nearly a $1 million raise for his performance.

Penn State Nittany Lions head football coach Bill O'Brien is getting nearly a $1 million raise for his performance.

The Associated Press via Fox Sports says this is due to O'Brian doing a  "tremendous job." His contract at the time of his arrival in January 2012 called for a base salary of $950,000. This will be raised to $1.9 million beginning on July 1, according to the university. 

The actual deal is reportedly worth $3.2 million , including compensation for radio and television work plus a Nike contract. Broadcast and public appearances earn him $ 1 million while the Nike deal is valued at $350,000. Bloomberg's Curtis Eichelberger adds O'Brien is eligible for an additional $200,000 in bonuses. 

O'Brien guided Penn State to an 8-4 record after the program was hit by landmark NCAA sanctions for the Jerry Sandusky sex-abuse scandal and player defections weeks before the start of the 2012 NCAA season. 

Athletic director Dave Joyner praised O'Brien for doing a tremendous job in the face of adversity. 

"In the face of great adversity, Bill did a tremendous job with all facets of the Penn State football program."

Almost six months ago, O'Brien was reported by Jonathan Tannenwald of Phillly.com to have received a $1.3 million raise for turning down offers from NFL teams such as the Philadelphia Eagles and Cleveland Browns to remain at Penn State. Back then, the head coach reiterated his commitment to the university.

"I made a commitment to these players at Penn State and that's what I'm going to do. I'm a man of my word. I am what I am. Maybe I get fired in six years. But I'm not gonna cut and run after one year, that's for sure."

However, O'Brien denied receiving any raise in January as evidenced by this video

In his first season, O'Brien was selected the 2012 Big Ten Coach of the Year and was named the Bear Bryant, Maxwell Football Club and ESPN Coach of the Year nationally. The 8-4 record from last season represented the biggest win total by a first-year Penn State head coach in 126 years, per Eichelberger. 

 

Don't miss ...

 


Poch de la Rosa follows all major U.S. sports: NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and the NCAA. His favorite teams are the Colts, Braves, Pacers, Sharks and Irish, respectively.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

China under-20 star set for Botafogo move
Rio de Janeiro, July 25 (IANS) China under-20 playmaker Tang Shi has reportedly agreed a three-year contract with Brazilian football club Botafogo.
 
 
CWG: Weightlifters Sanjita, Dey make day memorable for India (Intro Roundup)
Glasgow, July 25 (IANS) If India's female weightlifters showed their power with a gold and silver to open medal count at the Commonwealth Games, men accepted the challenge and reciprocated with a gold and bronze. And with judokas adding one silver and a bronze, the tally swelled to seven and made Thursday a memorable day.
 
 
Cafu offers to fill Brazil coaching role
Rio de Janeiro, July 25 (IANS) Brazil's 2002 World Cup-winning captain Cafu has offered to fill a coaching role under new Selecao boss Dunga.
 
 
Commonwealth Games Day 1 medal standings
Glasgow, July 25 (IANS) England led the medal standings at the end of first day of the 20th Commonwealth Games followed by Australia and hosts Scotland. India was at the fourth position with two golds, three silvers and two bronzes.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Smartphone app tracks how gut bacteria affect health
New York, July 25 (IANS) A smartphone app used by two volunteers for one year to track their daily life has thrown interesting results about the composition of gut bacteria and its close relationship with health....
Read more on Business Balla
 
China under-20 star set for Botafogo move
Rio de Janeiro, July 25 (IANS) China under-20 playmaker Tang Shi has reportedly agreed a three-year contract with Brazilian football club Botafogo. Tang has been on trial at Botafogo since April, having caught the eye...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Benedict Cumberbatch wants to play Batman
Benedict Cumberbatch wants to play Batman. The 'Sherlock' star admitted he'd love to take on the part of the classic comicbook character despite the role in the upcoming superhero movies 'Batman v. Superman: Dawn of...
Read more on Movie Balla
 
Cara Delevingne told to move out of parents' home
Cara Delevingne has been told to move out of her parents home. The model - who until now has lived with her father and mother, Charles and Pandora, in their £10million Belgravia mansion in London - has been asked by...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Fifi Geldof defends Peaches
Fifi Geldof has defended her late sister Peaches. The 31 year old took to her Instagram account yesterday (24.07.14) to slam critics of her younger sister after an inquest found she had overdosed on high-strength...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Cause of South Korean ferry owner's death not clear
Seoul, July 25 (IANS) The cause of South Korean sunken ferry owner's death could not be determined as the body was badly decomposed, the forensic agency said Friday. "It was impossible to identify the cause of Yoo...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Typhoon Ramassun toll 62 in China
Beijing, July 25 (IANS) The number of people killed in typhoon Rammasun in China has escalated to 62 with 21 missing, officials said Friday. Rammasun is the strongest typhoon to hit China in four decades and has...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
US accuses Russia of firing artillery into Ukraine
Washington, July 25 (IANS) The US has accused Russia of firing artillery shells across the border to attack Ukrainian military positions. "We have new evidence that Russia is firing artillery to attack Ukrainian...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
CWG: Weightlifters Sanjita, Dey make day memorable for India (Intro Roundup)
Glasgow, July 25 (IANS) If India's female weightlifters showed their power with a gold and silver to open medal count at the Commonwealth Games, men accepted the challenge and reciprocated with a gold and bronze. And...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Protect Palestinians in Gaza: Jordanian king
Amman, July 25 (IANS) Jordan's King Abdullah II called on the international community to protect Palestinian civilians in Gaza and stop Israel's ongoing offensive on the coastal enclave. At a meeting with Palestinian...
Read more on Politics Balla