Urban Meyer’s Ohio State contract extension expected to be voted on in April

Ohio State has set a timeline for announcing Urban Meyer’s contract extension.

In a press release issued Wednesday, the university said it is on track to have its Board of Trustees vote in April on a two-year extension that would keep Meyer on Ohio State’s sideline through the 2022 season. Meyer first mentioned he and the Buckeyes were working to extend his deal last week on National Signing Day.

From the release:

Discussions are underway on two-year contract extension for head coach Urban Meyer that will keep him on the Ohio State sidelines at least through the 2022 football season. The extension is expected to be voted on in April by the Ohio State Board of Trustees.

The announcement came in the same release detailing raises for some of Ohio State’s assistants. There are new salaries for multiple assistants on Meyer’s staff. With their respective pay bumps, defensive coordinator Greg Schiano and co-offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Ryan Day became the first Ohio State assistants to make at least $1 million/year.

Here are the new salary figures for the Buckeyes’ staff:

  • Greg Schiano – $700,000 in 2017 to $1,500,000 in 2018: $800,000 increase
  • Ryan Day – $400,000 in 2017 to $1,000,000 in 2018: $600,000 increase
  • Kevin Wilson – $650,000 in 2017 to $800,000 in 2018: $150,000 increase
  • Alex Grinch – $800,000 in 2018
  • Larry Johnson – $575,225 in 2017 to $750,000 in 2018; $174,775 increase
  • Tony Alford – $450,000 in 2017 to $525,000 in 2018; $75,000 increase
  • Bill Davis – $500,000 in 2017; $500,000 in 2018
  • Greg Studrawa – $410,000 in 2017 to $500,000 in 2018; $90,000 increase
  • Taver Johnson – $345,000 in 2018
  • Zach Smith – $300,000 in 2017 to $340,000 in 2018; $40,000 increase

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