Boise St., Harsin agree to terms on $6.5M deal
Boise State and new head football coach Bryan Harsin have agreed
to the terms of a five-year contract worth $6.5 million.
University officials released the term sheet signed by Harsin
Wednesday, the day the former Broncos walk-on player and Boise
native was named the successor to Chris Petersen, who left for
Washington last week. Petersen spent eight seasons leading the
Broncos and was expected to make $2.3 million in salary next
Harsin will be paid $1 million each of the first two years, with
subsequent raises of $1.3 million, $1.55 million and $1.65 million
in the final year. A formal contract with bonuses and incentives
will be hammered out in coming weeks, athletic department officials
The deal also provides Harsin with $1.75 million to satisfy the
buyout clause in his contract with Arkansas State, where Harsin got
his first year of head coaching experience.
Harsin will also have $2.2 million to spend on his new staff and
the buyout with Boise State in the first year is $2 million,
according to the term sheet.
Harsin is the Broncos former offensive coordinator, but he left
Boise in 2010 and spent two years running the offense at Texas. He
led Arkansas State to a 7-5 record this season, but will not coach
the Red Wolves in the GoDaddy.com Bowl later this month.