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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