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Win Saturday and pocket $150,000

OK, so that's not exactly how the contract is worded; but that's what's on the line for North Carolina State's Tom O'Brien. A win Saturday would trigger two clauses in his contract that would provide him with an additional $150,000 ($100k for reaching the ACC title game and $50k for winning a sixth ACC regular season game).

If the Wolfpack were to win the ACC championship game, that would generate another $200,000 for O'Brien and a finish in the Top 20 of the major polls at year end would earn him another bonus between $50,000 and $200,000 depending on where they wind up.

NC State is currently 8-3 on the season (5-2 in the ACC) and plays at Maryland Saturday at 3:30 EST.