Ohio State gives Urban Meyer $4 Million per, $200K more than Tressel

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Ohio State released the information specifics on its contract with Urban Meyer today; it involves discussion on specific requirements for reporting violations of NCAA rules. (More on this coming later) It also is now public that Meyer will make $4,000,000 per year guaranteed with other incentives.

That’s $200,000 more than what the Buckeyes paid Jim Tressel. The language regarding violations is interesting, as it’s possible more are on the way given a.) Meyer’s track record at Florida b.) the fact that the college football program is on probation this year, and is ineligible for a bowl game.

From the AP:

The university has completed a seven-year contract with Meyer that the board of trustees is expected to approve later this week. Meyer was hired last November to rebuild the program, which got a one-year bowl ban for NCAA rules violations under former coach Jim Tressel.

Meyer’s contract guarantees $4 million, with a chance to make significantly more through bonuses and youth camps. Tressel was guaranteed $3.8 million.

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