Ohio State coach Ryan Day gets nearly $500,000 bonus check

In this Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, photo, Ohio State's Ryan Day stands on the field before the team's game against Oklahoma in Columbus, Ohio. Day was named acting coach Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, at Ohio State, after coach Urban Meyer was put on administrative leave. (Marvin Fong/The Plain Dealer via AP)

Ohio State coach Ryan Day has earned himself quite the payday after winning three games while acting as the head coach during Urban Meyer's suspension.

The university agreed to pay Day $487,000, minus any applicable tax withholdings, according to an agreement letter that was sent to ABC 6/FOX 28 Wednesday afternoon.

Day was named the acting head coach on August 3, after the university placed Meyer on paid administrative leave while they looked into the handling of Zach Smith's firing and reports Meyer knew about domestic violence accusations made against Smith. On August 22nd the university suspended Meyer without pay for three games.

He joined the Ohio State staff back in 2017, serving as the co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Day was promoted to offensive coordinator earlier this year.


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