Urban Meyer was officially introduced as Ohio State’s new head football coach at a press conference Monday, ending weeks of speculation.
Meyer, the two-time (2006, 2008) national champion coach at Florida who stepped down after last season, reportedly agreed to a six-year contract that includes $4 million in annual pay plus bonuses. The 47-year-old is an Ohio native and served as an Ohio State assistant in 1986-87.
Luke Fickell, who served as the interim coach this season, will stay on the Buckeyes' staff as an assistant.
Rumors swirled in early October that Penn State had reached out to Meyer to succeed then-coach Joe Paterno. Before working the broadcast of the Penn State's home game against Iowa on Oct. 8, Meyer told The Inquirer that there was no truth to those rumors.