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Ohio State Football Announces Ryan Day Contract News

Ohio State head coach Ryan Day during the Buckeyes' game against Northwestern.

EVANSTON, ILLINOIS - OCTOBER 18: Head coach Ryan Day of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks on before the game against the Northwestern Wildcats at Ryan Field on October 18, 2019 in Evanston, Illinois. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)

Ryan Day's first season leading the Ohio State football program went about as well as one could expect.

The Buckeyes won the Big Ten fairly easily, dominating Michigan in the process, and made the College Football Playoff. Ohio State faced Clemson in the Fiesta Bowl semifinal game and lost a heartbreaker. While the end of the year was disappointing, Day gave Buckeyes fans a lot to be optimistic about.

Day isn't expected to leave Ohio State anytime soon. The Buckeyes announced Tuesday morning that Day is set to receive a contract extension.

"Pending approval by the Ohio State University Board of Trustees, Ryan Day will receive a three-year contract extension that will keep him on the sidelines as head coach of the Buckeyes at least through the 2026 football season," Ohio State announced.

Day will make north of $5 million this year. He will then receive a raise to $6 million for the 2021 season. His total compensation for the 2022 season will be $7.6 million.

Here are the full details, from Ohio State:

Day will make $5.375 million from Feb. 1, 2020 through Jan. 31, 2021, plus the University will make an employer contribution of $1 million to his retirement continuation plan on Dec. 31, 2020. He will receive his current salary through June 30, 2020. Beginning July 1, 2020, Day will be paid at an annualized rate of $6.0 million per year through January 31, 2021.

Day’s compensation for the 2021 season will be $6.5 million and his total compensation for the 2022 season will be $7.6 million.

Day is coming off a 13-1 season in 2019. The Buckeyes return a lot of talent heading into the 2020 season and are expected to contend for a College Football Playoff berth once again.

Ohio State opens the 2020 season on Sept. 5 against Bowling Green.