Former UF coach Urban Meyer takes football reins at Ohio St.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Urban Meyer was introduced Monday as the next head football coach at Ohio State University.

The six-year contract for Meyer includes $4 million in annual pay, plus bonuses based on achieving certain milestones, including academic accomplishments for the football program and retention payments of $450,000, $750,000 and $1.2 million if Meyer is still employed as head coach on Jan. 31, 2014; Jan. 31, 2016; and Jan. 31, 2018, respectively. The agreement was reached based on benchmarking of comparable contracts, OSU officials said.

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