Former UGA quarterback Mike Bobo turned down a $100,000 pay increase after Colorado State posted a 3-9 record this past season.
Bobo has been the head coach at Colorado State the past four seasons.
“Accountability is a two-way street,” Bobo told the school’s website on Tuesday.
Bobo, 44, was a longtime assistant at UGA, serving at Mark Richt’s offensive coordinator from 2007 to 2014. In four seasons at Colorado State, Bobo has guided the team to a 24-27 record.
“This is an administration that stood behind me, and I felt like we didn’t live up to our end of the deal,” Bobo told ESPN’s Mark Schlabach. “I wanted to make a statement to our players that we’re in this together and you’ve got be accountable, starting with me.”
This past summer, Bobo was hospitalized for health issues. He was diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy after reporting numbness in his feet.
Back to the topic: Can you imagine how the football world would be turned upside down if coaches who underperformed turned down automatic raises like Bobo?