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Ohio State's AD Calls The Contract Texas A&M Gave Jimbo Fisher "Ridiculous"

A closeup of Jimbo Fisher in a Florida State pullover.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - APRIL 11: Head coach Jimbo Fisher of the Florida State Seminole watches action during Florida State's Garnet and Gold spring game at Doak Campbell Stadium on April 11, 2015 in Tallahassee, Florida. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

The Buckeyes' AD called the contract "ridiculous."

Jimbo Fisher's decision to actually leave Florida State for Texas A&M was shocking to many. Then, we saw the contract.

The Aggies gave the national championship-winning head coach the richest deal in college football history. It's a mammoth contract.

The details: 10 years, $75 million. It's fully guaranteed, too.

Ohio State's athletic director has weighed in on the contract. He thinks it's pretty ridiculous.

“I don’t even put Texas A&M in our sphere because I’m considering Urban [Meyer]’s situation with three years left on his contract,” Smith said per The Lantern. “Talking with [Susan Basso, vice president of human resources] and [Joanna McGoldrick, associate vice president of total rewards], that’s not even someone that we’re comparing with because it’s so ridiculous."

Ohio State's head coach, Urban Meyer, is not making $7.5 million a season for the next 10 years. He's not doing too poorly, though.

Meyer made about $6.4 million last season, according to USA TODAY. That was the fourth-highest salary in the country.

Two head coaches made more than $7.5 million in 2017, per USA TODAY. Nick Saban made more than $11 million and Dabo Swinney made more than $8 million.

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