Ohio State extends coach Urban Meyer’s contract through 2020 season

By on April 14, 2015


http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/eye-on-college-football/25147666/ohio-state-extends-urban-meyers-contract-through-2020-seasonIt’s always great to see one of the good guys getting rewarded.  Urban Meyer has mentored and been a father figure for thousands of young men.  Although we will most likely never see the financial rewards that he does, we need to strive and be the role model to our players that he is.

Ohio State wants Urban Meyer to stick around a little longer, extending his contract through the 2020 season.

Ohio State announced on Monday that it had extended Urban Meyer’s contract through the 2020 season. Meyer will see a bump in pay from $4.9 million to $5.8 million in 2015, and will average $6.5 million annually through the six years remaining on his contract.

“I am honored to serve as football coach at The Ohio State University and to represent this great university,” said Meyer in a release. “It is a privilege to coach and mentor the young men in this program, and I want to thank President Drake and Mr. Smith for their support and their trust in me.”

It’s hard to argue with Ohio State’s desire to keep Meyer in Columbus. In his three seasons at the school all he’s done is go 38-3 with the Buckeyes, as well as 24-0 against Big Ten teams in the regular season (his only loss to a Big Ten opponent was to Michigan State in the 2013 conference championship).

In his coaching career, Meyer has gone 142-26, winning three national titles. We here at the Eye On College Football recently ranked him as the second-best coach in the country, just behind Alabama’s Nick Saban. Read more…

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