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IPT: Chris Petersen Worth $2M Yearly

Boise State University football coach Chris Petersen led the Broncos to a 56-24 thumping of Arizona State on Dec. 23 in the MAACO Bowl played in Las Vegas — the gambling capital of the U.S. But it wasn’t until he returned to Idaho that he really hit the jackpot. The coach, who finished his sixth season, signed a five-year contract that will pay him $2 million next year and increase to $2.8 million in 2016. He received $500,000 in his first year, and his pay for the 2012 season will be higher than that of 30 other BCS-conference coaches and make him 33rd-highest in the nation. Yes, that’s a lot of money to pay a man coaching a sport at a school the size of Boise State. And he’s worth every penny/Idaho Press Tribune Editorial Board. More here. (AP file photo: Chris Petersen gets drenched after 2010 Fiesta Bowl win)

Question: Do you agree with the Idaho Press Tribune that Boise State football coach Chris Petersen is worth every penny of his $2 million salary?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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