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Boise State's $11.7 Million Man

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Boise State coach Chris Peterson is set to receive a new five-year, $11.7 million contract Boise State coach Chris Peterson is set to receive a new five-year, $11.7 million contract

BOISE, Idaho - The State Board of Education will vote later this week on a new five-year, $11.7 million contract for Boise State football coach Chris Petersen.

The new deal includes a variety of incentives, including a $250,000 annual payment that allows the university to use Petersen's name, image, voice and signature for marketing and selling merchandise.

The board is meeting Wednesday and Thursday in Moscow.

Earlier this year, the board approved giving Petersen a $375,000 raise for 2012. At the time, it was described as the first step to redoing his 5-year contract.

In six seasons at Boise State, Petersen has led the Broncos to a 73-6 record and two BCS bowl victories -  the kind of on-field success that enabled the Broncos to join The Big East Conference in 2013.  

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

 

Top-Paid College Football Coaches in America (2011 figures; with data from USAToday)

1. Nick Saban (Alabama)* - $5.32 million
2. Mack Brown (Texas) - $5.2 million
3. Bob Stoops (Oklahoma) - $4.8 million
4. Les Miles (LSU) - $3.9 million
5. Kirk Ferentz (Iowa) - $3.8 million
6. Bobby Petrino (Arkansas) - $3.6 million
7. Gene Chizick (Auburn) - $3.5  million
8. Brady Hoke (Michigan) - $3.3 million
9. Will Muschamp (Florida) - $3.2 million
10. Mark Richt (Georgia) - $2.9 million

Mike Leach (Washington State) - $2.2 million
Steve Sarkisian (Washington) - $2.2 million
Rob Akey (Idaho) - $372,000

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