Ohio State will have one of the best coaching staffs in the country in 2018. The Buckeyes are paying very well to make that happen, too.
OSU released today the salary information for Urban Meyer's assistant coaches. The Columbus, Ohio program will have two assistants making $1 million or more.
Greg Schiano, who was set to become Tennessee's head coach before the fan base erupted, is making $1.5 million. Ohio State's defensive coordinator also spurned an offer to join the New England Patriots' staff.
Ryan Day, who reportedly turned down multiple head coaching offers - and an offer to join Mike Vrabel's staff on the Tennessee Titans - is also making seven figures. His salary is set at $1 million and his contract is for three years.
The three-year thing is a pretty big deal, too. It would be huge for Meyer and Co. to hold onto Day for as long as possible. He's one of the best offensive minds in the country.
Kevin Wilson, Ohio State's co-offensive coordinator, is making $800K. Alex Grinch, the former Washington State defensive coordinator, is also making $800K.
Eleven Warriors has the full details on all of the assistant coaches. Almost everyone received a raise:
All 10 Ohio State assistant coaches have signed new contracts for the 2018 season, with new assistants Alex Grinch and Taver Johnson, running backs coach Tony Alford and defensive line coach Larry Johnson each signing two-year deals and offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson, linebackers coach Bill Davis, offensive line coach Greg Studrawa and wide receivers coach Zach Smith each signing one-year deals.
Wilson and Grinch will each make $800,000 in 2018. Johnson will make $750,000. Alford will make $525,000, while Davis and Studrawa will each make $500,000. Johnson will make $345,000 while Smith will make $340,000.
Ohio State will enter the 2018 season ranked among the top teams in the country. The Buckeyes are in the top five of nearly every preseason top 25.