Tressel Bridges the Gap…

COLUMBUS – Ohio State coach Jim Tressel will be paid almost $2.4 million this season as part of a new seven-year contract.

Tressel has yet to sign the contract, Ohio State spokesman Steve Snapp said Thursday. Snapp said the sixth-year coach and Ohio State officials have agreed in principal to the deal.

The contract is retroactive to Feb. 1, 2006, and runs through Jan. 13, 2013. Tressel will receive almost $1.9 million in salary this season, in addition to a $500,000 signing bonus. In the final year of the contract, Tressel will be paid $2.7 million.

“Jim Tressel is one of the finest football coaches in the country and we felt it was important to get him near the top nationally in terms of compensation,'' Athletic Director Gene Smith said.

Under his previous contract, set to expire after the 2008 season, Tressel would have been paid around $1.8 million this season.

In five years with the Buckeyes, Tressel is 50-13 and his teams have shared two Big Ten titles and won the 2002 national championship. Ohio State is 4-1 in bowl games and 4-1 against rival Michigan under Tressel.

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3 Comments »

  1. The Pudgeman Said:

    Great! That’s just what us maize and blue fans need the most! Absolutely great! B4T

  2. Jay Said:

    Well Im real happy for ya, or maybe not, or maybe Im happy for Mr Bridges.
    What does he coach again?
    Oh ya, so I’m lookin over to the right of this blog and see something about Asparagus Bratwurst. Now thats something to read about, gotta go!!!BLUE!!!!

  3. Kodiak Said:

    Somebodies got to be a fan


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