The college football season officially came to an end on Monday night with a dominant performance from Clemson over Alabama in the national title game. The season ended much sooner for programs that missed the postseason, including Colorado State, which finished its season on November 22.
Colorado State ended the season with a 27-19 loss to Air Force, which was par for the course for the Rams in 2018. Mike Bobo and company finished the season with a 3-9 record, Bobo’s first losing record with the team.
After the season, Bobo did the unthinkable from a college coach’s perspective: he turned down a raise. According to USA Today, Bobo receives a $100,000 raise after every season, but he turned it down this year.
For Bobo, accountability for the 3-9 campaign meant amending his contract. Due to get a $100,000 raise for every year of his contract through 2022, he instead will make $1.8 million for the second consecutive year in 2019.
The decision won’t hurt Bobo’s future earnings, according to the report. He’s still scheduled to make $2 million in 2020.
You don’t hear this kind of story every day.