Ryan Day received a pay raise for the 2023 season, a report has revealed. Day’s total compensation as Ohio State head football coach now exceeds $10 million.

USA TODAY Network recently obtained various OSU athletics documents through a public records request. According to the Columbus Dispatch, the documents include a May 1 letter that notes Day is being compensated $5.69 million for media, promotions and public relations services for the 2023 season. He received $5.24 million in payments for those services 1 year ago.

Day’s base salary is $2 million. Per The Dispatch, his compensation package includes $1.25 million as consideration for participation in the school’s shoe and apparel contract, $1 million annual retention payment, $10,000 for a Coca-Cola sponsorship and $250,000 as an additional retention bonus if he remains through January. It adds up to $10.19 million in total compensation.


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Day posted a 42-6 record in his first 4 seasons as full-time head coach, but he has faced some criticisms.  Under Day, the Buckeyes have a 2-year losing streak in The Game to rival Michigan and are just 1-3 in College Football Playoff contests.

Local and national experts addressed the conversation surrounding Day’s standing with the Buckeye fanbase heading into 2023. So far this season, OSU is off to a 3-0 start and ranked No. 6.

Day’s squad faces its first big test of the season, a road game at No. 9 Notre Dame. The top-10 showdown from South Bend is set for 7:30 p.m. on NBC.

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