Penn State football coach Bill O’Brien receives $1 million raise
Penn State’s head football coach Bill O’Brien received an amended contract including a substantial raise, reports ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg. O’Brien, who joined the team 16 months ago, had his base salary increased from $950,000 to $1.93 million. The contract is a five-year deal that includes a decrease in 2014 and then 5 percent increases in each year that follows. The average spread across the 2013-2016 period is $3.2 million per year. There are additional performance incentives for a division title, a Big Ten titles, making a bowl game and winning the national championship.
Additional amendments to the contract are possible, depending on O’Brien’s success. (The revised contract is here.)
Prior to joining the Nittany Lions, O’Brien held assistant coaching positions with the Patriots and various colleges (Duke, Maryland, Georgia Tech, Brown). He led the team to an 8-4 record last season.