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Ohio State football will have 4 assistants make $1 million in 2020

Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by orangeblue_coop, Mar 10, 2020.

  1. orangeblue_coop

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    Kerry Coombs, Kevin Wilson, Greg Mattison, and Larry Johnson will each make more than $1 million — $1.4 million for Coombs, $1.2 million for Wilson, and $1.133 million for Mattison and Johnson. The Buckeyes are the first program to have four assistants earn at least $1 million in the same season. OSU first paid an assistant $1 million in 2018.

    Coombs and Wilson’s salary is more than at least 40 FBS head coaches from last season and Mattison and Johnson’s 2020 numbers would have ranked ahead of 38 head coaches. Coombs would be the 13th highest-paid assistant, according to last year’s figures, Wilson 14th, and Mattison and Johnson 15th.

    Coombs, Ohio State’s defensive coordinator, returned to OSU after a two-year stint as the defensive backs coach for the NFL’s Tennessee Titans. In 2017, he made $500,000 as the Buckeyes’ assistant head coach, defensive backs coach, and special teams coordinator.

    Wilson is entering his fourth season as Ohio State’s offensive coordinator and tight ends coach. He received a $250,000 increase for the upcoming season after the Buckeyes ranked fourth in total offense and quarterback Justin Fields emerged as one of the nation’s best players, finishing third in the Heisman Trophy voting.

    Ohio State football will have 4 assistants make $1 million in 2020
     
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  2. hogtowngator

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    Going to make bail money harder to come by.
     
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  4. Jayhovah

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    Well...that's one way to try and combat staff turnover.
     
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  5. DieAGator

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    And I guess we can imagine soon the norm will be one guy leaving program x for a pay bump from $1.2 to $1.5... announcing the day after NSD of course.
     
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  6. INGATORSWETRUST

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    That is what the top programs are paying Coordinators now. LSU and Clemson paying big dollars as well. While 4 at $1 million plus is new, there are several programs that pay $800,000 to non-Coordinators on the coaching staff.

    This salary growth is what is really killing programs like Miami that can’t afford to pay their Coordinators or Coaches big dollars.
     
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  7. jsarms1

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    If the program can afford to pay multiple assistants 1 mill plus a year, why wouldn't they? How many would be okay losing Savage or a few other talented assistants over a few $$$'s when our return to our place in the realm has reignited GatorNation, and in return bringing in higher revenue's then ever in school history to reinvest. As much as I love Foley, I'm glad Strickland is not as stingy with the coinbag.
     
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  8. gatorstevelp

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    As a fan making financial decisions, it is always easy when you are spending someone else's $
     
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  9. hhpgator

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    From your lips, to God’s ears! Now if we can have the market out pace FSUs budget, I can die in peace!
     
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  10. danmann65

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    It really makes the players working for practically nothing seem silly. Them eating yellow mustard while the coaches are all eating grey poupon.
     
  11. DieAGator

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    My question, is it sustainable? from where does it comes in an AD’s revenue mix and if those sources are based on things that could “dry up” ... recession? Donations? Agree with the point that smaller schools cannot play in that arena so do we eventually see smaller revenue programs at such a disadvantage that pay is regulated? Of course I doubt that can happen but it will be discussed.

    Agree that Foley would not have opened the checkbook.
     
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  12. 62gator

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    Obviously the Bucknuts are not feeling the Bern.. :D




    * come on, laugh, that’s kinda funny!
     
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  13. DBCooper

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    Good to see Mattison being paid what he’s worth. When he retires from his on-field responsibilities, he could be worth $400-$500k annually as a Gator quality control coach. He was Urban’s main man in Gainesville and was instrumental in urging Meyer to put in the extra effort for Tebow. I believe he saw the value in Brandon James as well.
     
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  14. stp_gator

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    I read this and immediately thought of the expectations this places on Ryan Day and his highly paid assistants. Expectations are already high there because of what Urban built, but can Day maintain that level of recruiting and winning? My prediction is a growing amount of “noise in the system” over the next couple years at OSU.
     
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    If what he has done so far is any indication, OSU is in good hands. As long as their QB stays healthy they should be substantially better than everyone in their conference. It won’t be until the have to play the SEC champ or Clemson that they’ll be exposed from a talent standpoint IMO.