New Contracts for Boise State Football Coaches
Idaho State Board of Education documents revealed on Monday that following an extremely successful first season with the Broncos, head coach Bryan Harsin is up for a new contract. Defensive coordinator Marcel Yates is also up for a new three-year deal pending ISBE approval.
Harsin's new contract is a five-year deal that guarantees $7.35 million, but with potential bonuses, could total up to $9.35 million. The new deal has a provision that would add a one-year extension each time Boise State wins eight games in a season. Harsin's previous contract stated that nine wins were required for the extension. In addition to the one-year extension, Harsin would earn $100,000 towards his base salary should the Broncos achieve that eight-win season.
Going into the 2015 season, Harsin's base salary sits at $800,000 plus a $200,000 licensing agreement, $100,000 signing bonus for agreeing to the new deal, which totals $1.1 million in guaranteed money. Over the next four years, his base salary will increase to $1.1 million, $1.35 million, $1.45 million, and in 2019, $1.55 million. You throw in the bonuses, Coach Harsin has the potential to earn up to $600,000 above his base salary. Basically - dude is getting paid.
According the Idaho Satesman, here are the bonuses that Harsin could receive:
$15,000 for a division title
$35,000 for a bowl appearance
$50,000 for a conference title
$75,000 for a College Football Playoff host bowl
$100,000 for a College Football Playoff semifinal
$150,000 for a CFP championship game
$250,000 for a CFP championship
Defensive coordinator Marcel Yates' contract is definitely not that big, but his new deal would extend three-years and have a base salary of $330,000 per year. Yates is the only assistant on staff to hold a multi-year deal, as everyone else currently have one-year contracts.
Last season, the Broncos finished the season 12-2 with a Fiesta Bowl victory, Mountain West Championship, and finished ranked 16 in the final AP poll. The State Board of Education will go over the new contracts this Thursday.