Colorado State head coach Mike Bobo has done something that’s almost unheard of, and it doesn’t just apply to college football.
According to the Loveland Herald-Reporter, Bobo was due to receive a $100,000 raise heading into the 2019 season, bumping his annual salary from $1.8 million to $1.9 million. But the Colorado State head coach is declining that raise.
Bobo doesn’t believe he earned the raise following the Rams’ 3-9 finish in 2018. He cited a lack of success, accountability and discipline as reasons behind his decision to decline the raise. He told athletic director Joe Parker that we wouldn’t accept the pay increase.
“I didn’t think we were very disciplined, I didn’t think we were very accountable to each other, and ultimately that’s my responsibility,” Bobo told the Loveland Herald-Reporter. “I thought it was a way to show accountability is a two-way street, in my opinion. It’s easy to say it’s this guy’s fault or that guy’s fault, but ultimately I’m the guy in charge and made a decision, called Joe on the telephone and told him that’s what I wanted to do.”
The Loveland Herald-Reporter also said that Bobo amended his contract so that he’ll receive $1.8 million in 2019.
Bobo battled a health issue during Colorado State’s summer camp, forcing him to miss some time. The upcoming season will be his fifth with the Rams.
Colorado State is 24-27 in four seasons under Bobo. The Rams went 7-6 in each of Bobo’s first three seasons, making bowl appearances each year.