Colorado State head coach Mike Bobo declined his $100,000 raise for 2019 after finishing the 2018 season with a 3-9 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 said, according to 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."
Bobo said athletic director Joe Parker was taken aback when the coach called him days after the end of the regular season to share his decision.
"He said, 'Are you sure?'" Bobo explained. "I told him it was something I wanted to do. It's how I was raised. I didn't need to think about it. It's what I wanted to do."
The bench boss was obviously dissatisfied with his personal performance during a disappointing season.
"It's easy to point fingers at your players and say, 'You didn't do this right and didn't do that right,'" he continued. "I wanted to say that I'm a part of it as much as anybody, and I want to get it right."
Bobo has a 24-27 record in four seasons as Colorado State's head coach. After starting the 2018 campaign 3-4, the Rams dropped five straight games to give the coach his first losing season.
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