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Pluto: Meyer's huge salary is worth it to Ohio State
Terry Pluto says Urban Meyer's more than $24 million salary over six years, not including millions in perks, is justified for OSU
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Terry Pluto says Urban Meyer brings with him a history of health problems and a hot temper, but he's worth the price to Ohio State.
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Ohio State University’s new football coach will be among the five highest paid in the country. Ashtabula native Urban Meyer will make more than$4 million a year, plus millions in incentives, in his six year contract – which might then be extended to seven.

He brings two national titles from the University of Florida, along with a history of health issues and a hot head.  WKSU commentator Terry Pluto talks about the deal and whether Meyer has staying power in Columbus.

Pluto: Urban Meyer is worth the price for OSU

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Pluto: What the University of Akron needs to look for in a new football coach

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Terry Pluto talks about rumors that Jim Tressel is talking with UA

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No, I'm sorry- it's not worth it. With public universities seeing cut after cut in funding, tuition increasing, student demands for amenities increasing, and the general economy the way that it is, Meyer's salary is *not* worth it. No college football coach is worth that. Where is the trustee's common sense? Where are Meyer's principles? This is ridiculous. How many academic scholarships could that salary cover? How big a tuition cut could that allow? A university's purpose and first priority is education, not athletics. Come on, OSU!


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