Originally posted on Double Coverage Football  |  Last updated 1/10/13
Ohio State's bowl ban kept them from playing in the postseason, but it didn't prevent Urban Meyer's pockets from getting fatter. According to the Columbus Dispatch, Meyer will collect a $150,000 bonus for finishing in the top ten of the AP poll. The Buckeyes were ranked #3 in the poll's final release on Tuesday, trailing only Alabama and Oregon. Many Ohio State faithful had hoped an Alabama upset of #1 Notre Dame would put the Buckeyes in first place to earn the AP national championship. Instead, Alabama's dismantling of Notre Dame on Monday night quickly put an end to what little (very little) hope they had. The Tide were the unanimous pick for the top spot, earning all 59 first place votes. Oregon's impressive performance against Kansas State in the Fiesta Bowl was enough to convince voters to put them ahead of the undefeated Buckeyes. That's too bad for Meyer, who would have received $250,000 instead of $150,000 for a top two finish. The bonuses were originally supposed to be ...
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