Urban Meyer to Earn $6.4 Million in 2017

By D.J. Byrnes on October 11, 2017 at 8:06 pm
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Urban Meyer will make a base pay of $6.4 million in 2017, USA TODAY reports.

Meyer's contract calls for 6% annual raises in "certain components," but Ohio State trustees approved an 8% raise after Meyer led the Buckeyes to the 2017 College Football Playoff.

The raise likely makes him the third-highest paid coach in the country, trailing only Alabama's Nick Saban ($7.1 million) and Michigan's Jim Harbaugh ($7 million).

Clemson's Dabo Swinney will be the only other coach earning north of six million, though like Saban's haul, a one-time payment inflates that number.

Meyer's contract called for him to make $6.1 million in 2017. He received a $160K retention bonus in February. If Ohio State makes the 2018 College Football Playoffs, Meyer earns a $250K bonus.

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