Board to vote on pay raise for BSU football coach

Board to vote on pay raise for BSU football coach
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Boise State University is requesting permission to boost head football coach Chris Petersen's salary to at least $2 million a year, starting next season.

The state Board of Education scheduled a special meeting Wednesday to consider the $375,000 increase to Petersen's base compensation.

Petersen now has a five-year contract that pays him $1.6 million in 2012, with a $100,000 raise each following year, through January 2016. According to the board, Boise State has negotiated a new five-year deal through January 2017.

The board is expected to vote Wednesday on whether to increase Petersen's base pay to $2 million during the 2012-2013 school year. Trustees are then expected to consider the full, five-year contract at a meeting in February.

Petersen is 73-6 in six seasons as head coach for the Broncos.