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Urban Meyer contract at Ohio State

Urban Meyer

Urban Meyer Photo Credit: AP

College: Ohio State

Conference: Big Ten

State: Ohio

Base compensation

  • 2017 guaranteed pay: $5,700,000
  • Total contract pay: $48,341,667
  • Contract length: 9 years
  • Start date: 11/28/2011
  • Last amended: 4/10/2015
  • Expires: 1/31/2021

Incentives

  • Retention bonus: $450,000 on 1/31/14; $260,000 on 3/31/15; $60,000 on 1/31/16; $160,000 on 1/31/17, 1/31/18, 1/31/19 and 1/31/20
  • National title bonus: $350,000 for appearing
  • CFP semifinal win: $250,000
  • CFP semifinal appearance: $200,000
  • Conference title bonus: $100,000
  • Conference regular season division title bonus: $50,000
  • Coach of the year award bonus: $50,000 for Big Ten coach of year; $75,000 for national coach of year
  • Academic bonuses: $50,000 if team GPA is 3.0; $100,000 if team GPA is 3.3; $150,000 if team GPA is 3.5
  • Car: $1,200 monthly stipend
  • Tickets: 12 lower bowl tickets and suite for family
  • Golf/country club: golf club membership
  • Private jet use: 50 hours of personal use of private jet;

Other Perks

  • Buyout if coach leaves for another coaching job: $21,345,100 if before 1/31/18; $15,523,591 if before 1/31/19; $10,038,327 if before 1/31/20; $4,869,894 if before 1/31/21

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