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Penn State's O'Brien gets $1M raise

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Penn State head football coach Bill O'Brien has been given a nearly $1 million raise for next season, the school announced Thursday.

The Nittany said O'Brien's contract had been amended.

"In the face of great adversity, Bill did a tremendous job with all facets of the Penn State football program," athletic director Dave Joyner said in a statement. "This rightly recognizes Bill's outstanding achievements in guiding our student athletes on and off the field."

O'Brien earned a $950,000 base salary for the 2012 season, and it was scheduled to increase five percent each year. He will now be paid $1.93 million for 2013, though it will fluctuate from there. O'Brien's base salary will decrease to $1.14 million in 2014 before jumping to $1.65 million in 2015. That amount will then rise by five percent in the 2016 and 2017 seasons.

He will also receive an additional $1 million through 2017 for appearances on school-sponsored radio and television shows, as well as speaking engagements.
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