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He'll get a bonus up to 200k if the team would have gone to a bowl game were it not for the sanctions.
THanks can somebody else give the comparisons b/n contract and amended contract....also was the contract shortened? didn't it go past 2017 with the sanctions automatically extending it?
Curious about the total salary with the base plus the Nike and other stuff.
Big raise. Between appearance fees, Nike, and base salary he is now making ~3 million per year. Much better.
Have to think assistants will be getting a bump as well.
“We’re doing things we couldn’t imagine,” says safety Stephen Obeng-Agyapong. “But we’re doing them together.”
I also have heard OB was not happy about the buyout terms of his original contract.
This is interesting about a $1Mill bump for 2013 but then dips down in 2014 to agreed upon level...don't know if i like that.
Greg Pickel @GregPickel 9m So, in 2012-2012 O'Brien made $950,000, which jumps to $1,932,779 in 2013, before dripping to $1,137,096 in '14, rises to $1,650,994 in '15
Why don't you like that? It is like a signing bonus. It's meaningless.
BOB made a big point at his press conference of the fact he had never asked for more money in his career. I think at the time, the speculation was that someone (?Pegula) had offered to sweeten his deal but BOB brushed off that line of questioning. I assume this is what was being discussed at the time.
“We need to keep this (expletive) together,” Mauti and Zordich to Hill
Anyone who was under the impression that BOB will be at PSU for more than a couple of more seasons needs to reevaluate that thinking. This makes it significantly easier for him to leave. Maybe not next year but after 2-3 seasons he'll be able to take an NFL job with very little difficulty.
This post was edited by PSUJT0409 10 months ago
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The contract was reworked and now the buyout is a much more manageable number for NFL teams.
yea - its scary, but what can you do....the way it is.
Exactly. The guy is our coach, not our hostage. I hope and think he stays, but we'll see.
"PSU a 3 to 4 win team" - New-era, September 2012
If he leads the team to another good year, it is going to be another year in which the media will speculate and question him on his future plans. Get ready for it because it is coming again.
Ha, well put. I think he stays a few years past the sanctions but after that is going to depend on who PSU has as their "leaders". I don't see him leaving the 2013 class before they really get started though... not after they pretty much only stuck with their commitments due to O'B.
Now, if the Patriots job opens up.... disregard the above.
I don't know why you guys think he is even a candidate for the Pats job. There will be a ton of people looking at that position when the time comes. A ton.
I hope that happens every year.
there might be a ton, but he will be at the top of the list if not the top candidate.....he's a great coach that has New England roots and a passion for the Pats and he is well respected and liked by the whole organization and the owner.
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Just talking to a few people to make sure I translated it into English first.
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It is going to depend on how many teams in the NFL need a new coach. If it is like this past year, there were more teams in need of a coach than good candidates. If in 2014 or 15 is a year where there are 5 or more openings, teams and NFL owners will court O'Brien and he could command a $5M or more salary.
What has he accomplished to earn that job? Go 8-4 at a college program? 3 years as an OC?
The Pats job will be coveted by every single person out there. BOB is nowhere near the top of the list.
This year was the "burn it down" year, due to the transfer rule. If he leaves after this year, yes, it will royally blow, but it's not going to melt the team down like it would've a few months ago. O'Brien is an amazing coach and he's not going to leave for a scrub NFL team, but I'd be surprised if he's here for more than another 2 years.
That being said, PSU won't be in as nightmarish of a scenario in 2 more years (even after this year it's rosier), so our options, should he leave, will be that much better. Not great, mind you, but better than they would've been in January 2013.
This post was edited by PartyVan 10 months ago
My take, big bump in salary this year to reward him for the past season. Then the salary falls next year to make it easier for a buyout.
I don't know if he will be among the New England Patriots targets (personally, I think McDaniels will get his second chance), but it is the one job offer that I think is a no brainier for him to take if offered. JMO, I see him turning down NFL overtures until the right job for him happens.
This! It only means we are winning and people always want a winner.
i think people just assume that B'OB is the top candidate because Robert Kraft said some nice things about it. if you have been following the various news articles, it seems that josh mcdaniels is more often spoken of as the golden child in that organization.
Look at some of the new head coaches in the NFL this year? A lot of them do not have long, impressive resumes. If the buyout number was not so high, O'Brien would have had at least two offers this year (I am not sure he would have accepted any). If O'Brien leads PSU to another solid season, he will be a top NFL candidate. He might not be the top of the Patriots list, but the Jets, Titans, Lions, Panthers, Vikings or Cowboys might have him on top of their wish list and a few of those teams will pay a good price to get him.
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