Report: Luke Fickell set to make $2.3 million annually as head coach at Cincinnati
Luke Fickell took Cincinnati’s head coaching job yesterday, and today, details are emerging about the contract he signed.
Source: Luke Fickell's contract with Cincinnati averages $2.3 million for six years. Buyout is $3.5 million. Goes down by $500,000 annually.
— Pete Thamel (@SIPeteThamel) December 11, 2016
As Thamel’s tweet states, the former Ohio State defensive coordinator will average $2.3 million annually as the man in charge of the Bearcats. With the Buckeyes, Fickell made $754,500 annually.
The extra $1.5 million or so certainly won’t hurt Fickell, and money is certainly one reason why coordinators take head coaching gigs. He was the highest-paid assistant on Ohio State’s coaching staff this past season.
Fickell’s last 15 seasons were spent with the Buckeyes, primarily focusing on the defensive side of the ball.