Penn State gives Bill O'Brien $1 million pay raise

Penn State football coach Bill O’Brien is getting a $1 million pay raise after a successful debut in Happy Valley. O’Brien’s deal when he arrived in January 2012 called for a base salary of $950,000. That’s going up to $1.9 million starting July 1, according to contract terms released Thursday by the school.

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Counting compensation for radio and television work and a Nike contract, O’Brien’s total deal this year would be worth more than $3.2 million.

The base salary would go back down to $1.1 million in 2014, before a raise to $1.6 million in 2015.

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

– AP

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bob jones on 6/20/2013 @ 3:39pm EDT Said:

Good for O’Brien, he did a heck of a job last year and has a tough road ahead with all the sanctions. Very tough. Wish him and the team all the best. As always with the NCAA, the people who had nothing to do with the violations are the ones who suffer the most.

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