Urban Meyer’s contract extended through 2020 season

FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2014, file photo, Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer looks on in the second half of an NCAA college football game against Maryland in College Park, Md. Most of his standout players from last year's national championship team are back. But that hasn't kept coach Urban Meyer from driving his Ohio State players hard during spring workouts to avoid complacency. (AP Photo/Gail Burton, File)
(AP Photo/Gail Burton, File)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Urban Meyer has received a contract extension through the 2020 season after a year in which he coached Ohio State to the national championship.

His previous contract ran through the 2017 season and would have paid him $4.9 million for 2015. The new terms and extension give Meyer a six-year deal. He will make $5.8 million in total compensation for 2015. His contract will average at least $6.5 million a year over the next six years.

He said in a statement Monday he is “honored” to “represent this great university.”

Meyer has led Ohio State to a 38-3 record and is undefeated in Big Ten regular-season play at 24-0. The Buckeyes defeated Oregon last season to win the first College Football Playoff.

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