Matta Gets a Raise
Thad Matta has agreed to a contract extension that will bump his pay to $3.2 million, making him one of the top-10 paid head coaches in the country. The new contract also carries the new Tressel clause, which is now standard in Ohio State athletic department contracts:
The contract requires Matta to report anyone who "may potentially have violated" NCAA rules. That clarified wording which had been troublesome in contracts in the wake of violations committed by football coach Jim Tressel. As a result of major violations committed by Tressel, Ohio State is currently on NCAA probation and received a bowl ban after the 2012 football season.
"All of our contracts for coaches including mine have been modified to represent this language as a result of everything that we learned through our NCAA compliance issues," Smith said. "So we played it up. Every contract has been modified that way."
Oh, Matta's contract also provides for a $1,200 montly stipend for two cars. Good gig if you can get it.