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Penn State’s O’Brien getting $1 million raise

Published: Friday, June 21, 2013 11:15 a.m. CST

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Bill O’Brien is getting a nearly $1 million raise after his “tremendous job” in his debut season as Penn State’s football coach.

His contract when he arrived in January 2012 called for a base salary of $950,000. That’s going up to $1.9 million starting July 1, the school said.

Counting compensation for radio and television work and a Nike contract, O’Brien’s total deal this year would be worth more than $3.2 million.

O’Brien guided the Nittany Lions to an 8-4 record after the program was hit by NCAA sanctions for the Jerry Sandusky sex-abuse scandal and player defections weeks before the start of the season

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