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Gene Smith's real deal at Ohio State

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07:27 AM ET 01.30 | Ohio State has been good for Gene Smith's bottom line. [Smith] is already well into the $1 million club among athletic directors, as his full contract, provided upon request by Ohio State on Wednesday, shows. The news release on Tuesday from Ohio State mentioned the new base salary for Smith of $940,484, an increase from his previous base of $800,000. But both his previous contract and the new one includes another $200,000 for public relations responsibilities. It is listed separately, but it's all part of the job. So that means Smith actually will make a guaranteed $1.14 million per year. ... Then there are his bonuses, which didn't change from his previous contract. If he reaches them all, Smith could make nearly $1.5 million per year.

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January 30, 2014  07:58 AM ET

<yawn>........

January 30, 2014  08:10 AM ET

How does this deal compare to ADs at other top programs?

January 30, 2014  08:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

How does this deal compare to ADs at other top programs?

define top programs

January 30, 2014  08:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

define top programs

Texas, Bama

January 30, 2014  08:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

define top programs

Every program in the SEC

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January 30, 2014  09:10 AM ET
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There are now two things that will survive the apocalypse:Cockroaches and Gene Smith

He's the Teflon AD for a reason.

January 30, 2014  09:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

He's the Teflon AD for a reason.

Wait, I thought Bama was Teflon! TnR thread said so!

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January 30, 2014  09:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

How does this deal compare to ADs at other top programs?

You can see the salaries of all of them below. For some strange reason, the D at Vanderbilt makes THREE ties what any other AD makes.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/college/2013/03/06/athletic-director- salary-database-methodology/1968783/

January 30, 2014  09:55 AM ET

AD

January 30, 2014  10:46 AM ET

Arky's AD is now at $1 million plus, and in the top 6, I believe. Got paid for being chair of NCAAF selection, and "not going to Texas".

Anyone else feel like Jimmy Sexton is repping AD's now as well as coaches?

WTFJJ!!!

January 30, 2014  10:52 AM ET

We're this close to NSD and we're talking about AD salaries???

WTFJJ indeed...

 
January 31, 2014  09:02 PM ET

What an outrage. If any AD makes more that 500k (including Michigan's) it is BS.

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