State Board approves contract for Boise State football coach Bryan Harsin

By Chadd Cripe
ccripe@idahostatesman.com
© 2014 Idaho Statesman

The State Board of Education on Thursday unanimously approved Boise State football coach Bryan Harsin’s contract.

The contract, including a separate licensing agreement, is for five years and $6.5 million.

Here are the full contract details.

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The Boise State football team will open spring ball next month mostly in secret.

Of the team’s 15 spring practices, only three will be fully open to the media — including two scrimmages that will have fan availability.

Of the other 12 practices, seven are completely closed and five will be open to the media for just 20 minutes.

Spring ball begins March 10. The scrimmages are April 5 (5 p.m.) and April 12 (5 p.m.). The latter scrimmage is the Spring Game; the school has not released details of the first scrimmage, but coach Bryan Harsin has indicated it will be open to fans.

Harsin’s spring schedule breaks with a tradition of spring and fall camp practices open to the media. Last year, 12 of 15 spring practices were fully open to the media.

This year’s schedule includes practices March 10, 12, 14 and 16; March 18 and 20; April 1, 2, 4 and 5; April 8, 9, 11 and 12; and April 14.

Boise State will be allowed full contact in nine practices — three fewer than the NCAA maximum. That’s the final installment of the NCAA penalties the school received in 2011. This is the third straight spring of reduced contact. The Broncos also lost three fall practices in 2011 and 2012 and three scholarships in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Harsin is in his first year, replacing Chris Petersen.


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Chadd Cripe has spent the past 12 years as the Boise State football beat writer. You can follow him on Twitter @IDS_BroncoBeat.

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