Following a massively successful first season at the helm of the Boise State football program, coach Bryan Harsin is up for a new contract, according to Idaho State Board of Education documents. Defensive coordinator Marcel Yates is also up for approval on a three-year deal.
Harsin's new deal has an altered provision that will add a one-year extension to his deal each time the Broncos win eight games in a season. His contract previously stipulated nine wins for that to take effect. For each year he meets that criteria, $100,000 is added to his base salary.
For the 2015 season, Harsin's base salary will be $800,000 plus a $200,000 licensing agreement. He will earn a $100,000 bonus for signing his new deal, bringing his guaranteed salary to $1.1 million. In 2016, his base salary increases to $1.1 million, then in 2017 to $1.35 million, in 2018, it will be $1.45 million and in 2019 will be $1.55 million.The licensing agreement will remain throughout his employment, and with the potential bonuses, could earn up to $600,000 above his base salary.
Among the bonuses Harsin can receive one of the following bonuses, which was in place in his previous contract:
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$15,000, division title
$35,000, bowl appearance
$50,000, conference title
$75,000, College Football Playoff host bowl
$100,000, College Football Playoff semifinal
He also can receive one of the following:
$150,000, CFP championship game
$250,000, CFP championship
He has a bonus structure for Academic Progress rate success, as follows: $20,000 if the annual APR is 955 or higher, $10,000 if it is 975 or higher, $5,000 if it is 985 or higher, and $15,000 if it is 990 or higher. The amount is cumulative, so if the team scores a 990, he would earn $50,000. The Broncos are often among the highest-rated APR teams annually. Under the old deal, he was to make $30,000 total if the APR was 955 or better.
In addition to Harsin's contract, Yates' deal would pay him $330,000 a year for three years. It is a new sort of deal, as all assistants are currently on one-year contracts. Yates made $317,500 this past season. State Board documents had a section for multi-year contracts for both coordinators, but only Yates' name appears. Offensive coordinator Mike Sanford is expected to be named to the same position at Notre Dame this week.
You can view the contract agreements here.