Penn State Penalties Give Bill O'Brien Contract Extension

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?

For more on Nittany Lions football, visit Penn State blog Black Shoe Diaries, plus Big Ten blog Off Tackle Empire, SB Nation Pittsburgh and SB Nation Philly.

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