Ohio State’s Day gets 3-year contract extension, salary bump

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In this Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, file photo, Ohio State coach Ryan Day watches during the second half of the team's Big Ten championship NCAA college football game against Wisconsin in Indianapolis. Ryan Day, who led Ohio State to a 13-1 record and a College Football Playoff appearance in his first year as head coach, is being rewarded with a three-year contract extension and a salary bump, the university said Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020.

FILE – In this Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, file photo, Ohio State coach Ryan Day watches during the second half of the team’s Big Ten championship NCAA college football game against Wisconsin in Indianapolis. Ryan Day, who led Ohio State to a 13-1 record and a College Football Playoff appearance in his first year as head coach, is being rewarded with a three-year contract extension and a salary bump, the university said Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio State football coach Ryan Day is getting a three-year contract extension and a raise.

The 40-year-old coach is now under contract through the 2026 season.

He made $4.5 million plus bonuses last season. His salary will increase to $6 million for the 2020 season, $6.5 million for 2021 and $7.6 million for 2022.

Increases from 2023 to 2026 will be determined later.

Day led Ohio State to a 13-1 record and a College Football Playoff appearance in his first year as head coach.

The former quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator was hand-picked to replace Urban Meyer, who retired.

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