Mon November 28, 2011
OSU Set To Introduce Meyer As Next Football Coach
Ohio State says interim coach Luke Fickell will remain on Urban Meyer's staff and lead the Buckeyes in a their bowl game.
Meyer, the former Florida coach and native Buckeye, was officially hired Monday by Ohio State, a program with a glittering past that has suffered through a difficult year of NCAA violations, suspensions and a 6-6 record.
The university scheduled a 5:15 p.m. EST news conference to introduce Meyer.
In a statement released moments before the news conference, the school said Meyer would receive a six-year contract that pays $4 million annually, plus another $2.4 million total in "retention payments.