As a result of the penalties the NCAA levied against Penn State and its football program on Monday, the school's head football coach "earned" some added job security.
Because Penn State faces a four-year postseason ban, Bill O'Brien is actually guaranteed a contract extension.
It's an odd by-product of the penalties the university and Nittany Lions football program are facing, but it's also something we learned Wednesday morning on ESPN's Mike & Mike In the Morning radio show.
O'Brien told Mike & Mike that his contract with the school includes an "an addendum that said that years would be added to my contract if there were sanctions."
Because it's a four-year postseason ban, and O'Brien's contract is for five years, the fine print extends the contract to nine years if O'Brien is willing to commit himself to a football program that, let's be honest, will likely incur a significantly depreciating value.
Quite the interesting development, no?