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.

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How Badly Does Ohio State Need and Want Urban Meyer?

Despite his current enviable cushy ESPN job, former Florida Gators Head Coach Urban Meyer will return to coaching college football. And probably next year, with either the Penn State Nittany Lions, or more likely the Ohio State Buckeyes.

It’s the worst kept secret in the game- the Buckeyes football brass wants Meyer. They want/him need him more than 473 pound ex-football coach Mark Mangino needs/wants high calorie, artery-clogging types of food.

Luke Fickell will be the next fall guy in Columbus. I thought he was possibly being set up for that this summer, but now with what a train wreck the 2011 offense is, and how the Bucknuts are becoming the likely 6-6 or 5-7 Sucknuts, it’s certain that he’s the next sacrificial lamb. Jim Tressel and Terrelle Pryor weren’t enough. The culture of corruption runs so deep at the shoe that another high profile name will need to be axed in order to sever all ties with the old regime.

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