Bill O'Brien Extends Contract For Four Additional Years

Why so serious, BOB? You've got a job for an additional four years! Photo by Mike Pettigano, April 21, 2012

After what has been by most accounts a stellar round of media interviews, head football coach Bill O'Brien was granted four year extension to his contract today, keeping him ostensibly in State College through the 2020 season.

Reportedly a direct offset of the four bowl-less years that O'Brien will coach, there's been no clarification as to whether this changes any buyout amounts if the coach decides to buy out his contract and leave Penn State. Per the Centre Daily Times, the contract

signed by O'Brien and interim athletics director David Joyner, reads: "Any sanction by the NCAA of a) loss of scholarships or b) bowl eligibility due to the actions of the previous staff or lack of institutional control prior to 2012 will immediately result in an automatic extension of coach's contract at 2016 total compensation and bonus package in years equal to the number of years of the sanctions."

O'Brien discussed this addendum while giving an interview on ESPN's Mike and Mike in the Morning show today.

Fan reaction to O'Brien's, and the team's, statements over the past few days has been overwhelming, and there's much speculation that an indirection result of NCAA head Mark Emmert's "unprecedented" sanctions on the football team may be a new "culture" of reverance for this new head coach.

I, for one, have become a Billiever.


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