Harsin agrees to five-year, $6.5 million contract with Boise State

Harsin agrees to five-year, $6.5 million contract with Boise State

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by Jay Tust

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Posted on December 12, 2013 at 9:38 PM

Updated Friday, Dec 13 at 8:08 AM

BOISE -- New Boise State University head football coach Bryan Harsin agreed to a five-year, $6.5 million contract on Thursday, according to the university.

Harsin and athletic director Mark Coyle signed what's known as a material term sheet, which requires the parties to "work together in good faith to finalize a formal agreement within a reasonable period of time."

Under the contract, Harsin's base compensation starts at $1 million in the first two years. That number jumps to $1.3 million in 2016, $1.55 million in 2017, and $1.65 million in 2018.

The buyouts in the agreement are as follows: $2 million after 2014, $2 million after 2015, $1.5 million after 2016 and $500,000 after 2017.

In addition, Boise State University will also pay the entire $1.75 million buyout due to Harsin's previous employer, Arkansas State University, within 10 days.

Other contract provisions that still need to be finalized: incentives for both academic and athletic performance, moving expenses, country club membership, courtesy car, and complimentary tickets.

Harsin will also be given an annual budget of $2.2 million to assemble a nine-member coaching staff.

The final contract must be approved by the Idaho State Board of Education. The University will seek such approval at the earliest opportunity.

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