Ohio State AD Calls Jimbo Fisher Contract “Ridiculous”

Ohio St AD Gene Smith isn't a fan of Texas A&M's pursuit of Jimbo Fisher.   

"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,” Smith said per The Lantern. “Talking with [Susan Basso, vice president of human resources] and [Joanna McGoldrick, associate vice president of total rewards], that’s not even someone that we’re comparing with because it’s so ridiculous.”

Ohio State’s head coach, Urban Meyer, is not making $7.5 million a season for the next 10 years. He’s not doing too poorly, though.

Meyer made about $6.4 million last season, according to USA TODAY. That was the fourth-highest salary in the country.