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State Board approves deals for BSU coordinators, Harsin bonuses; FBA coming in 2018

Boise State defensive coordinator Andy Avalos wants to see more aggressive approach

Boise State defensive coordinator Andy Avalos hopes to create a little more havoc in 2017 when creating sacks and turnovers.
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Boise State defensive coordinator Andy Avalos hopes to create a little more havoc in 2017 when creating sacks and turnovers.

The Idaho State Board of Education voted Thursday in Moscow in unanimous approval of proposed contract changes for offensive coordinator Zak Hill, defensive coordinator Andy Avalos and coach Bryan Harsin.

Hill, who takes over as the sole offensive coordinator and play-caller, is now on a two-year contract that will pay him a base salary of $285,000 per season, a pay bump of $70,000 annually. Avalos received an extension through the 2018 season and will make $315,000 annually, a slight $10,000 raise.

Three new bonuses were approved for Harsin: $50,000 for winning the Mountain Division (an increase of $35,000), $75,000 for winning the conference championship (an increase of $25,000) and $125,000 for reaching a College Football Playoff semifinal (an increase of $25,000).

FOOTBALL BOWL ASSOCIATION MEETINGS COMING TO BOISE

The Football Bowl Association’s annual meetings will be coming to Boise in April 2018. The FBA “oversees and coordinates the playing of 41 college football bowl games,” according to its website. It also includes a trade show where companies show their wares for bowl gifts.

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Executive Director Kevin McDonald will be the 2017-18 association president. This year’s FBA meetings concluded Wednesday in San Antonio.

BOISE STATE TO GET MORE THAN $700,000 FROM NCAA

In March 2016, the NCAA decided to provide a one-time supplemental distribution to its member schools, ranging from $165,000 to more than $1.3 million, based upon the number of scholarships offered. It is a “one-time distribution of $200 million to Division I schools from a liquidation of an NCAA quasi-endowment, according to the NCAA.

The money was given to schools Wednesday, and Boise State will receive $714,254, according to a document compiled by USA Today. However, the money is not given to be spent at will, as it is ticketed for “member schools to support programs that benefit Division I student-athletes in their academic success, life skills, career success, health and safety, and student-athlete-focused diversity and inclusion initiatives.”

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