Here are the details of Boise State Athletic Director Mark Coyle's contract, including a $75,000 bonus and $700,000 buyout

By Chadd Cripe
ccripe@idahostatesman.com
© 2011 Idaho Statesman

Boise State’s new athletic director, Mark Coyle, could be paid much more than his $325,000 annual salary over the next five years.

Coyle’s contract has been submitted to the State Board of Education for approval at Thursday’s meeting. His official start date is Jan. 1.

Coyle’s contract provisions include:

— $325,000 per year in salary.

— A $75,000, one-time payment on Feb. 3, 2012.

— A performance bonus based on the Broncos’ finish in the annual all-sports ranking, ranging from $5,000 to $15,000.

— A performance bonus based on the Broncos’ department-wide Academic Progress Rate, ranging from $10,000 to $25,000.

— A bowl bonus of $20,000, or $30,000 for a Bowl Championship Series game.

— Coyle’s buyout is $700,000 in the first three years and $350,000 in the fourth year. The buyout does not apply if President Bob Kustra leaves his post.

— After the first year, Coyle and Kustra will negotiate more incentives, with a $50,000 annual maximum.

— Coyle gets a $125,000 bonus if he completes the five-year contract.

— He gets a full-sized courtesy car and two country club memberships.

— State-appropriated funds will be used for $110,000 of the contract. The rest comes from athletic department revenue.

Coyle’s ousted predecessor, Gene Bleymaier, makes $266,115 per year. Boise State has to pay him through June 2013. Bleymaier had more bonuses in his contract than Coyle.

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BCS Stinks

Good for Coyle. I hope he turns out to be a great AD. I think a lot of BSU fans liked Bleymaier, but we wish the new AD the best.

If you are upset with the BCS call the Sugar Bowl (504 824 2440). I think it is our responsibility as college football fans to call. You can respectfully voice your thoughts. I called and can confirm they will answer

He can't make too much - worth every penny

For BSU to be continually at the Top Echelon of the BCS Game and impress the BCS voters, BSU needs to pay Top Echelon pay to the BSU AD, coaches, and schollies for the players.

This is a great investment in BSU's future. It virtually guarantees that the Broncos wil make it to a BCS game next year. Teams that underpay their people, just do not achieve the same level of success as those that pay high.

After all, it is only really costing Idaho Tax Payers about $110,000 per the above article. That is a drop in the bucket considering the revenue that is generated for the City of Boise and BSU.

We just cannot pay BSU athletics personnel too much money. The money comes from donors/contributors and the same people who are spending so much money with individual contributions/donations to the expansion of Bronco Stadium, which has been overwhel!imng, recently.

The more money/revenue the Bronco Football Team wins and brings in to BSU to add to the BSU revenue stream - means - the more and higher pay BSU can give to the Bronco Athletics Department personnel.

Go 2012 Broncos.

VNDL
BAA Member#63799

2 country club memberships?

I really don't have a problem with this contract but saying that out loud just doesn't sit right.

Bobby

If it helps the Broncos get an undefeated season next year - who the heck cares how many country club memberships any BSU athletics employee gets?

Whatever it takes.

However much it costs.

It is BSU Athletics/Football you are messing with.

BSU is Top Tier on a National Level now. It is to be expected that BSU Athletics personnel get the best of everything, all the time. The Bronco football players earned it for BSU.

How else would you have BSU spend the revenue the Bronco Football Team generates. Country club memberships seem like quite a bargain. It is a better investment in BSU's future than classrooms/instructors for hecksakes.

If saying it out loud doesn't sit right - then just do not say it. Bronco Fans should not question the pay/benefits that BSU atletics personnel get - more is better and increases the chances of staying as a Top Tier National Powerhouse. BSU is not a Little Dog anymore. A bigger Dog House is in order. Just be happy you, as a fan, are thrown a bone once in a while in the form of half-priced tickets that the students have already paid for, but don't use. You are lucky - you could be totally ignored.

Don't worry, be happy.

Go 2012 Broncos.

VNDL
BAA Member #63799

Sports Over Education and Health Care for Children????

BSU is filled to the brim with students and there are not enough instructors. Staff salaries have been cut and people have been laid off. The state cut funding for children with disabilities as well as for adults who cannot care for themselves. We care more about a football team than we do about the other citizens of this state. Go Broncos.

luvtrick

Yes - yes - yes:

We all passionately want the BSU Broncos to be a Top Tier National Powrhouse so our Great State of Idaho can become recognized as a college football power state. Pride in our State of Idaho.

That is the bottom line.

If there are citizens of this state that do not share this passion - then they need to get the heck out of Idaho and go elsewhere. We do not need their values of academics over BSU Bronco Football winning records and games. Those are values of losers and quitters.

Of course Bronco Football is more important than academics or funding for children with disabilities. Possibly their crutches could be collected and melted down and get a little money for the expansion of Bronco Stadium project, as scrap metal.

Just an idea about the crutches. I am sure other prosthetic devices could be collected, as well, in time, and higher revenue generated with a little brainstorming and input from members of Bronco Nation.

Maybe we need a seperate thread on this concept and get lots of ideas?

Go 2012 Broncos.

VNDL
BAA Member #63799

VNDL

I'm LMAO! Your are right though...Idaho deserves to have a Top Tier National Powerhouse so we "Idahoans" can experience PRIDE in our State of Idaho. Each time the Golden Eagles win the NJCC National Championship I walk around with my head held high and my chest popping out. Therefore, its appropriate that we increase the size of the doghouse and we should not be questioning the perks that are given away to join the Big Dogs.

hey luvmytruck

Nice rant.

Loved the "Go Broncos" at the end of it.

Education

I thought college was about education, I'm tired of the jocks strappers getting all the money, and the teachers are starving

blkshoe946

So, start a food drive to feed 'em. The Scouts usualy wil help you with things like that, for their merit Badges and such. Don't just talk - lets see some action to back up your convictions.

I got a couple of cans of sauerkraut and some spaghetti noodles they can have.

That should get you started.

Go 2012 Broncos.

VNDL
BAA Member #63799

PS - Let me know if you want the spaghetti noodles or not, so I can get a little zip lock bag or something to put them in after I get them out of the glass jar my wife has them in for decoration in the kitchen.

well...

maybe when the academic departments and the general student body start selling out events and bringing millions of dollars of business to the school and community they will get the same money as the "jock strappers". When is the last time BSU was rated in the top 10 for academics?

fetch - I agree - students are a drain at BSU

Good question By Golly: When was the last time the academic departments and general student body sold out events and brought millions of dollars of business to BSU and the City of Boise?

Never - is the correct answer.

As we all know, the BSU Bronco Football Team brings in millions of dollars to the City of Boise and BSU all the time.

The students do absolutely nothing but go to clas$es and take tests. The don't contribute anything toward Wealth Creation for BSU or the City of Boise.

Absolutely nothing.

The students and academic depqartments are only parasites on the Big Blue Dog.

The students are only leaches on the legs of Buster Bronco.

It is high time to start cutting back and reducing the amount of students on BSU campus and the number of professors and clas$rooms and other academic parqaphenalia and novelties. Begin with eliminating an academic department or two - immediately

We got a good thing going right now in our Great State of Idaho. For those that want the State of Idaho to be a National Football Powerhouse we gots the BSU Broncos. For those that want Idaho to educate our kids after high school we gots lots and lots and lots of opportunities Idaho and ISU, other than BSU.

They can always go to Job Corps, too and learn some Great Stuff. And - it does not cost the Idaho Taxpayers even One Thin Dime for them to go and do it.

It continues to be overkill to just let students and professors at BSU continue to suck on the t__t of the Idaho Taxpayers and the BAA for continued financial support of their varied and well maligned academic adventures and mindless pursuits.

BSU should strive to be rated in the Top Ten for Football - yes - yes - yes !!!

But BSU should not pursue a Top Ten ranking for academics - I mean - what is the point?

Go 2012 Broncos

VNDL
BAA Member #63799

fetch - I agree - students are a drain at BSU

Good question By Golly: When was the last time the academic departments and general student body sold out events and brought millions of dollars of business to BSU and the City of Boise?

Never - is the correct answer.

As we all know, the BSU Bronco Football Team brings in millions of dollars to the City of Boise and BSU all the time.

The students do absolutely nothing but go to clas$es and take tests. The don't contribute anything toward Wealth Creation for BSU or the City of Boise.

Absolutely nothing.

The students and academic depqartments are only parasites on the Big Blue Dog.

The students are only leaches on the legs of Buster Bronco.

It is high time to start cutting back and reducing the amount of students on BSU campus and the number of professors and clas$rooms and other academic parqaphenalia and novelties. Begin with eliminating an academic department or two - immediately

We got a good thing going right now in our Great State of Idaho. For those that want the State of Idaho to be a National Football Powerhouse we gots the BSU Broncos. For those that want Idaho to educate our kids after high school we gots lots and lots and lots of opportunities Idaho and ISU, other than BSU.

They can always go to Job Corps, too and learn some Great Stuff. And - it does not cost the Idaho Taxpayers even One Thin Dime for them to go and do it.

It continues to be overkill to just let students and professors at BSU continue to suck on the t__t of the Idaho Taxpayers and the BAA for continued financial support of their varied and well maligned academic adventures and mindless pursuits.

BSU should strive to be rated in the Top Ten for Football - yes - yes - yes !!!

But BSU should not pursue a Top Ten ranking for academics - I mean - what is the point?

Go 2012 Broncos

VNDL
BAA Member #63799

Are the employees of Micron Jocks?

Micron donated $12 million to Boise State to increase their engineering department....

Micron and many others in Boise are a $billion dollar company and contribute to the wealth of the Treasure Valley....

If Boise State Broncos are so wealthy, then why are they always begging?

Boise State Broncos are the epitome of Beggars Banquet....

ugly - they all beg . . .

. . . so does the University of Idaho, to be totally fair about it.

All colleges and universities, public and private are in essence Beggars.

Some just choose to call it 'fund raising'.

VNDL

Sorry about the double post

I have absolutely no idea how that happened.

VNDL

Athletics vs Academics

I just checked US News and World reports rankings of top Public Universities. Here's some of the top 20:
1)Cal Berkley
2tie)UCLA
2tie)Virginia
4)Michigan
5)U of N.Carolina
7)Ga Tech
10)U of Washington
10) U of Wisconsin
13)Penn St
13) Penn St
13) U of Texas Austin
17)Ohio ST
17)Maryland
19)Texas A&M
19)U Conn
19)U of Florida
19)U of Pittsburgh

These schools are all ranked in the top 20 of Public Universities academically, and they all have money generating "big time" college athletic programs. Not to mention they all have athletic department employees(administrators/coaches) as their top paid employees. I think it is funny when people act like schools are making these huge sacrifices to their academic programs by trying to enhance and promote their athletics. The bottom line is that money making athletic programs enhance the university as a whole. A successful athletic program gives the school publicity money can't buy, it increases interest, as well as increasing alumni donations, I also believe it makes college more "fun" for the average student. Look at BSU's campus and the buildings that are going up and the ones being rennovated, I don't believe these things were being done at this rate before the 2007 Fiesta Bowl. If a school can promote itself through athletics and improve the university as a whole through the athletic revenue, then why not do it. If paying the right people the right amount of dollars to help get this done, then why not do it? Seems to have worked for UCLA, Michigan, U of Washington, Ohio St, et al.

Idaho must have been

#21

Ugly
BAA Corral #10470396 (just got it today)....

Good work Dex/Right on the $$$

Congrats ugs. You're big-time now.

Did the ticket office inform you of your duties as a "booster"?

JLs....Yes they did....

My BAA Card expires June 30, 2012....

I can keep it going by donating again July 1, 2012....

Ugly
BAA Corral# 10470396

ugly - ever notice that it is only Vanals who support Broncos

with a couple of exceptions:

windex, TBK, and JLangdon are members of the BAA and support the BSU Broncos like many ofus Vandals do.

Unfortunately, we have some posters to these boards who do not support the BSU Bronco Football Team with anything other than lip service (don't belong to the BAA and no money donated to the expansion of Bronco Sadium project). Akin to parasitic pilot fish riding on the backs of a Great Shark.

I understand there is a growing list of them and it is maintained at the Concession Booth at Bronco Stadium. The plan is to serve them dried out and burned Pronto Pups from now on. The only problem is the UPS delivery man needs to know which car wash they work at, so he can make delivery of the pups to them, on Game Day.

Go 2012 Broncos.

VNDL
BAA Member #63799

I notice that at every game I go to

lots of vandals sporting their blue and orange. That's some good bronvandalco pride fer shure, you guys are great. Hey, if ya really want have a hoot, instead of responding 'STATE' when your hear the infamous BOISE...STATE chant, you should yell out 'TECH'. Funny thing about it is that nobody will know but you.

VNDL....

Yes, Boise does need the Vandals more than the Vandals needing Boise....

I have my round Bronco decal and will stick on pickup truck (Ram with Hemi)and will pace next to bumper sticker, University of Idaho....

Broncos! We are One!!!! Vandals and Broncos hand in hand....

We have turned knives into pruning hooks, and the swords into plow-shares....

Peace be with you Brothers....

Vandals donate!
Broncos, at least 'try' to donate....

Silver and Gold....Blue and Orange....We are all now color-blind....

Ugly
BAA Corral# 10470396

ugly - yes

As Real Idahoans, we have two FBS conferences to follow and two state of Idaho based FBS teams to support and root for and be fans of. And - they are not really in competition with each other. It doesn't get much better than that.

Go Vandals.

Go Broncos.

VNDL
BAA Member #63799

Ugly...

The BAA nolatepayment website still won't accept my payment. So, today I went to the BAA website and found pictures and telephone numbers of people that I can talk to and then I will beg them to take me $75 to become a member of the Corral.

sif1960....yeah I know it

happened to me too....I tried two credit cards....

I called office and had them send to my mailing address....

I let them know of problem....you may want to confirm it....

PS

When I get my BAA sticker I will place it next to my VSF sticker in the back window of my Mercedes.

wingex - good pont

As you have stated, BSU academics and construction projects have imprved since the 2007 Fest Bowl money the Bronco Football Team won for BSU.

My only observation of your thoughts is the logical extension using the Portugese Theory of 'if some is good then a whole lot more is better'.

Meaning - why even need/have academics to begin with at BSU? Just dump 'em and have more money for athletics.

Yes, the Broncos made more monei for BSU since 2007 and the athletics department shared it with academics departments. But why even have to have the academics departments around, at all, to have to share with?

Why not just let the Athletics department cut the whole hog for themselves. The athletics department could get even nicer stuff and better stadiums, venues, courses, tracks, courts, equipment - all the nice new good stuff the athletes need. We culd even see a new uniform comination every week for football with the old game worn uniforms getting autographed by the player who wore it and sold at a public auction at the next game. This jwould bring in even more money for BSU and the athletics department.

Yes - while it might be a nice thing to have academics at BSU, I just do not see it as an 'end all' or a necessity that improves the lot of Idahoans, is a benefit to the entire state, and only drains off resources that could be kept solely for the athletics department if the pesky academics departments wereoutta the picture.

While it is certainly nice of te athleticsdepartment to share their wealth with the academics departments, it certainly is not something that needs to happen to keep BSU afloat as a Football University.

Go 2012 Broncos.

VNDL
BAA Member#63799

ugly and SIF

I see where more Vandals have donated money ($100.00 to the BAA expansion of Bronco Stadium project website:

http://fundly.com/broncostadiumexpansionproject1

The common Broncos drop a buck or five bucks once in a Grey Moon for the project, and of course it is always appreciated - even the quarters and nickels and such from the cushions behind the sofa and davenports.

Who knows - maybe that is right after their paydays and they have money left over after getting their propane bottles filled and buying smokes and beer?

Go 2012 Broncos

VNDL
BAA Member #63799

No No No...

Not paydays...

Taking out loans on their "beater cars" at those title loan places. You have to have a job to have "paydays".

JLandon - Your trick, I got it, lolol

You are trying to trck me. We all know you cannot get a title loan on a 'beater' car unless you can show proof of insurance.

While it is true that many Vandals cannot drive cars, due to loss of license from DUIs and such; it is doubley true that Broncos don't have the cars to drive, to bergin with.

From birth and time in the crib, Bronco Babies learn the word 'reposession' and 'short sale'; while Vandal babies learn words such as 'Keggar, 'Trust Fund', and 'party hearty'.

Go 2012 Broncos.

VNDL
BAA Member #63799

I honestly did not know that about the insurance

Better to find out today than when I go in tomorrow.

VNDL....are you sure JLs looks like

Rock Hudson? I have seen plastic surgury do wonders....

I beginning to think JLs is a 'Spin Doctor' for some organization that represents the Common Bronco Fan as to why they cannot donate....

This will call for some 3D investigation....I have googled stuff like 'Iwillnotpay.org' and 'commonbronconopayee.org' and 'tightwadsunited.org' but have had no success yet....

In one ear, I hear 15,000 fans going to Vegas and will spend total $18M....and other ear, I hear they can barely afford meat and potatoes for Thanksgiving....

What gives?

At each home game 34,000 fans show at $53 average ticket, yet the BAA has only 5,000 members?

What gives again?

This calls for prudent wisdom....

Are you an old Geezer ugs?

I googled Rock Hudson...good looking dude. But he was born in 1925. Almost 100 years ago. And died in '85. He was the most popular actor of his time, but that was in the 60's. Thats over 50 years ago...

Ugs, you are right about my job. I was hired to make the Broncos seem like they're poor. It all happened a few weeks ago when I caught a "cat lady" digging through my trash container. I asked if I could help her and she looked all annoyed. She said she was digging out cans to recycle and that shes been doing it every week and I should mind my own business. As she walked to the next neighbors home carrying two large black plastic bags filled with cans I couldnt help but think how hard the economy has hitten some folks. After she left the neighbors, she hopped into a 08-09 Black Range Rover that was parked on the street. Decked out, huge wheels and she smiled as she drove by. She didnt wave, however.

So I thought how perfect! Ill get Vandals like ugs and vndl to believe the Bronco program is strapped for cash and fans cant feed their families...get them and other Vandal high rollers to donate, and the Broncos will ride off in their new stadium and football complex laughing all the way to the bank...

Nothn gets by you ugs. Nothn.

JLs

I knew it....

ugs...did you know Rock Hudson...

died of Aids?

He wasnt a switch hitter. Just batted lefty.

JLs....

yes he did....

It was a shock at the time....much like when Magic announced he had it also....

Rock was popular of his time and then it shocked all the women when they found out....of course, we red necks didnt care; we were too busy watching Rachael W in caveman movies....

Many popular movie stars of those days died mysterously and it came out later as to why....you wouldnt believe the list, from Rock to Brady Bunch dude....all from Pnemonia....

My hero was John Wayne.....I'm a True Grit dude....

ugly - you ask

what gives?

Well, the answer lies in understanding why the pretty wives get to go to Vegas and the ugly ones get left behind and stay home.

Now overlay the economic concepts of supply and demand as outlined by Adam Smith in his 'Wealth Of Nations' (required reading in my high school economics class); and you will have your conclusion.

Oh yeah, and don't forget, gotta get the most lucrative places to set up 'shop'. After all it is Location, Location, Location.

Go 2012 Broncos.

VNDL
BAA #63799

VNDL....Adam Smith does not explain why

34,000 go to home games, and only 5,000 join the BAA forces....

Adam Smith also does not explain why 15,000 are willing to spend an average $1200 each, equally $18 million, and yet donate less than $100,000 to their very samed beloved Broncos that they are willing to travel for, but not expand for....

Adam Smith does not explain why the Common Bronco keeps letting and expecting the same 8 rich folks to do 95% of the donating....

Adam Smith does explain hwo wealth is created tho....

Is a $25 donation exploiting the poor?