Skip to comments.Ohio State AD Sounds Off On ‘Ridiculous’ Salaries Paid To Nick Saban, Jimbo Fisher (NCAA Football)
Posted on 02/07/2018 10:55:47 AM PST by blam
Suffice to say, Gene Smith is not a fan of the most recent spiraling upwards of coaching salaries in college football.
In prying Jimbo Fisher away from Florida State, Texas A&M is signed their new head coach to a 10-year, $75 million contract. In 2017, Nick Saban was paid $11.2 million, $2 million of which was deferred compensation, on a contract that will pay the future Hall of Famer an average of just over $8.1 annually.
Even for a man in charge of one of the most profitable athletic departments in the country, those numbers are unsettling. Or ridiculous, in the words of Smith. From OSUs student newspaper, the Lantern, on the athletic directors comments on the subject:
I dont even put Texas A&M in our sphere because Im considering Urban [Meyer]s situation with three years left on his contract, Smith said during Ohio States Board of Trustees Talent and Compensation Committee meeting Thursday. Talking with [Susan Basso, vice president of human resources] and [Joanna McGoldrick, associate vice president of total rewards], thats not even someone that were comparing with because its so ridiculous.
Its the same way with Alabama and their total salary. Take it off the sheet because it doesnt matter. Because its just no value to it. Its a reactionary type of management.
According to the USA Today coaching salary database, Urban Meyer was paid just north of $6.4 million last season as the Buckeyes head football coach. That total was fourth in the country, behind Saban, Clemsons Dabo Swinney ($8.5 million) and Michigans Jim Harbaugh ($7 million).
Meyer still has three years remaining on his current contract, but certainly has earned the right to be paid in the same stratosphere as, at least, Fisher and Swinney
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OSU AD bitching about an Alabama, etc. coach’s pay? Like WTF?!
OSU, the richest athletic department in the NCAA
It’s nobody’s business but the ones involved.
If it were HIS salary, he wouldn’t call it ‘ridiculous’................
NCAA.... pay every person involved!!! Except the players...
Collegiate sports is pure communism.
Urban will get that kind of money when Notre Dame goes after him.
IMHO, Saban is worth every penny. Roll Tide! BTW, have you seen the video of him doing the Cupid Shuffle? It’s priceless!
Texas A&M is so stupid they paid a coach that was 6 and 4 - 75 million and to add insult to that they had negotiated such a poor contract with Sumlin that they had to pay him his full contract amount 10 million!! This is taxpayer money!!!
One of the interesting trends we’re seeing in football is that a top NCAA head coaching position is more attractive than an NFL job these days.
I’m a believer in pay for performance. Saban’s performance is what dictates his high salary. Maybe Meyer should step up his game and then he could command a higher salary as well. (I mean, Iowa, really?)
Booster money. The school itself doesn’t write that check.
I did see that. He'll do anything to get his recruit, eh?
Informative article overall, but facts are facts. I don't believe for a minute that A&M "pried" Jimbo; he was gonna be canned for underachieving despite having the prime-time recruits year after year.
Ohio State wants Urban Meyer to be the highest paid coach in the NCAA......but the other universities are paying their coaches TOO MUCH! LOL!
True. I don't watch the anti_American NFL anymore.
Most of the money paid to college coaches comes from big time boosters and rich alumni, product deals and paid coaches shows.
Chronic Traumatic Ecephalopathy, aka CTE.
A wise man predicted that the insurance companies will eventually cut off the football teams - presumably all of them, from the NFL all the way down to pee wee teams.
Enjoy it while we still can, one would suppose...
It’s because we can
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