Mike Yurcich getting big raise in move from Ohio State to Texas

Joey Kaufman
Former Ohio State quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator Mike Yurcich. [Joshua A. Bickel]

When Ohio State assistant football coach Mike Yurcich left to become Texas’ offensive coordinator after last season, the move involved a significant pay raise.

His salary nearly doubled.

Yurcich is to receive a three-year contract worth $1.7 million per year, according to an employment agreement that is to be reviewed next week by the university’s board of regents.

The guaranteed deal, which covers the period from Jan. 14, 2020, through March 31, 2023, includes $2,000 for relocation.

In his one season as Ohio State’s quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator, Yurcich had a base salary worth $950,000. He was the second-highest paid assistant on the Buckeyes’ staff, along with coordinators Jeff Hafley and Kevin Wilson, who had the same base salary.

Ohio State has not released salary information for Corey Dennis, who was promoted as Yurcich’s replacement as quarterbacks coach, or for new defensive coordinator Kerry Coombs.

Yurcich was previously the offensive coordinator at Oklahoma State for six seasons before his stint at Ohio State.


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