Huckleberries Online

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?

You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus
« Back to Huckleberries Online

D.F. Oliveria
Dave Oliveria writes the Huckleberries Online Blog for North Idaho readers and the Huckleberries print column.

Follow Dave online:



Contact the Spokesman

Main switchboard:
(509) 459-5000
Customer service:
(800) 338-8801
(509) 459-5400
(800) 789-0029
Back to Spokesman Mobile