Colorado St. Head Coach Mike Bobo Forgoes $100,000 Raise Following Bad Season

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistJanuary 9, 2019

Colorado State head coach Mike Bobo walks along the sideline during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Florida, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, in Gainesville, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
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Colorado State football coach Mike Bobo didn't feel he deserved a raise after his performance this season and shockingly turned one down, according to Mark Schlabach of ESPN.com.

Bobo was supposed to get a $100,000 pay increase in 2019 but turned it down after his team finished 3-9 in 2018. He will make $1.8 million after signing an amended contract.

"This is an administration that stood behind me, and I felt like we didn't live up to our end of the deal," Bobo said. "I wanted to make a statement to our players that we're in this together and you've got be accountable, starting with me."

Bobo is entering his fifth year with the program, having led the Rams to a 7-6 record in each of his first three seasons with three bowl losses.

Things went south this season with an offense that scored just 22.8 points per game and a defense that allowed 36.8 points per game.

Instead of passing the buck, the coach conceded he deserved much of the blame.

"It's easy to point fingers at your players and say, 'You didn't do this right and didn't do that right,'" Bobo said. "I wanted to say that I'm a part of it as much as anybody, and I want to get it right."

While Rams players might not feel too sorry for Bobo considering his salary, they will likely at least respect his taking responsibility for the lost season.

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