Ohio State is paying football coach Urban Meyer a minimum of $4 million annually — more money than his predecessor — and detailing in the contract what he’s required to do if an NCAA rules violation occurs under his watch.
The university completed details of Meyer’s contract and released it on Monday. The school’s board of trustees is expected to approve it later in the week.
The deal runs through the 2017 season and keeps the Buckeyes football coach among the top five nationally in compensation. Meyer was hired last November to rebuild the program, which got a one-year bowl ban for NCAA rules violations under former coach Jim Tressel.
Meyer’s contract guarantees him at least $4 million annually — up from Tressel’s $3.8 million — with a chance to make significantly more through bonuses, youth camps and other compensation. It includes perks common for football coaches at major universities — golf club membership, car stipends, tickets and a suite for home football games, use of private jets for recruiting and personal trips