Tuesday, November 13, 2018
  • USF Sports Bulletin
  • Joey Knight

Ohio State on Jimbo Fisher’s $75 million deal: ‘It’s so ridiculous’

If you think Jimbo Fisher's 10-year, $75 million contract at Texas A&M was ridiculous, you're in good company.

So does one of the biggest names in college athletics.

"I don't even put Texas A&M in our sphere because I'm considering Urban [Meyer]'s situation with three years left on his contract," Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith said last week in a public meeting, according to the student paper. "(That's) not even someone that we're comparing with because it's so ridiculous."

Smith's Buckeyes paid Meyer, the former Gators coach, a mere $6.4 million last year, according to USA Today's salary database.

Read Smith's full comments and the full context from The Lantern here.