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Buckeyes DC Schiano gets pay bump to $1.5M

Ohio State gave defensive coordinator Greg Schiano a raise to $1.5 million a year, up from $700,000, and offensive coordinator/QB coach Ryan Day a raise to $1 million, up from $400,000.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Ohio State will increase its assistant coach salary pool by $3.4 million for 2018, which includes $800,000 for new assistant Alex Grinch. Defensive coordinator Greg Schiano will earn $1.5 million in 2018, more than double his salary from 2017 ($700,000). Offensive coordinator Ryan Day receives a $600,000 increase to $1 million and now will make more than fellow OC Kevin Wilson, whose salary increases to $800,000.

Meyer thrilled to land No. 1 OT Petit-Frere (0:22)
Meyer not shocked to sign Petit-Frere (1:13)

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer told reporters in Columbus today that he soon will sign a two-year contract extension to remain at the school. Meyer is under contract through the 2020 season.

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Nick Petit-Frère, No. 13 overall and No. 1 OT in the ESPN3 300, commits to Ohio State. He is the highest-rated offensive lineman to commit to Ohio State in ESPN 300 era (since 2006) and breaks a streak of 7 straight seasons where the SEC signed the top-ranked offensive tackle.

Top OT prospect Petit-Frere picks Ohio State (2:37)

Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

Five-star offensive lineman Nick Petit-Frere commits to Ohio State. The No. 13 ranked prospect overall.

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Signing day: Tide get Surtain; Dawgs sit No. 1

Defensive back Patrick Surtain Jr., the top available recruit in the ESPN 300 on national signing day, picked Alabama. Georgia, however, is at No. 1 in the class rankings.

No. 1 OT Petit-Frere grateful for recruiting process (1:05)

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Big Ten assistants who have gone to the SEC or Florida State in this cycle: Joe Moorhead, Charles Huff, Harlon Barnett, Josh Gattis, Walt Bell, Greg Frey and Dan Enos. Two staffs left mostly intact: Ohio State and Wisconsin.

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Vrabel on his Buckeyes coaching influences

Titans coach Mike Vrabel talks to Adam Schefter about his first coaching gig at Ohio State and the Buckeyes influences that led him to where he is today.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Ohio State has elevated Ryan Day from co-offensive coordinator to offensive coordinator. Day will still work with fellow OC Kevin Wilson to run the Buckeyes offense. Urban Meyer: "He has been approached by other schools numerous times this offseason for coordinator and head coach opportunities, and by the National Football League for a coordinator opportunity. I am pleased that he has elected to continue to work on this staff."

Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

Ohio State announced that quarterbacks coach Ryan Day has been promoted to offensive coordinator. Day had been rumored to be linked to the offensive coordinator position with the Tennessee Titans, but elected to stay with the Buckeyes and will coach along side Kevin Wilson at Ohio State.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Ohio State co-offensive coordinator Ryan Day is staying with the Buckeyes for a second season, a source told ESPN. Day was a candidate for the Tennessee Titans' offensive coordinator job under new coach Mike Vrabel. He is set to earn $800,000 with Ohio State in 2018.

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30dAdam Schefter

Sources: OSU's Day considers Titans' OC job

Ohio State co-offensive coordinator Ryan Day is considering becoming the Tennessee Titans' offensive coordinator, league sources told ESPN.