Osborne Never Imagined Coach's Pay Would Grow So High

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Nebraska athletic director Tom Osborne says that when he was hired as football coach in 1973, he never imagined the salary would one day grow to $1.85 million.

That's because Osborne's starting salary was $25,000 -- a pittance compared to the pay boost given today to Bo Pelini.

The second-year coach signed a contract extension that would keep him at Nebraska through the 2014 season and boosts his annual salary from $1.1 million to $1.85 million.

Osborne says Pelini deserves a raise for shoring up the football program, which has to provide 85 percent of the revenues brought in by Nebraska sports.

The Huskers finished the 2008 season with a 9-4 record and tied for first in the Big 12 North. Nebraska beat Clemson in the Gator Bowl on New Year's Day.

Courtesy: Associated Press

KOLN-TV Call: (402) 467-4321 Toll-free: 1-800-475-1011 840 North 40th Lincoln, NE 68503 Email: front.desk@1011now.com KGIN-TV Call: (308) 382-6100 123 N Locust Street Grand Island, NE 68802 Email: kgin@1011now.com KSNB-TV Toll free 888-475-1011 123 N. Locust St. Grand Island, NE 68802 Email : ksnb@1011now.com
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 42164387 - 1011now.com/a?a=42164387
Gray Television, Inc.