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Ohio State University football coach Urban Meyer to announce retirement

05 December, 2018, 02:42 | Author: Rachael Silva
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According to the school, Meyer will coach the team through the Rose Bowl before handing over the coaching duties to Day, who takes over as the next Ohio State coach on January 2, 2019.

Of course, we won't be surprised if Meyer tells the world he wants to spend more time with his family.

Ohio State head football coach Urban Meyer will announce his retirement today, according to a release from the university.

He finished 82-9 at Ohio State with a 54-4 mark in Big Ten games. Meyer releases a statement the next day saying he had "health issues" and it taking a leave of absence.

In October, the 54-year-old, who suffers from headaches caused by a cyst in his brain, opened up about his health problems.

A news conference was scheduled for Tuesday during which Meyer is to announce his retirement, with co-offensive coordinator Ryan Day appointed the team's 25th head coach. He has three national championships on his resume - one at Ohio State in 2014 and two at Florida in 2006 and 2008 - to go along with two undefeated seasons (2004 at Utah, 2012 at Ohio State).

Meyer's time in Florida over six years included two national championships.


Less than a year later, he was hired at Ohio State.

In his seven seasons, the Buckeyes had remarkable success, winning at least 11 games each season. The Buckeyes will play in the Rose Bowl against Washington on New Year's Day, which will serve as Meyer's coaching finale. He's a second-year Ohio State assistant who had never before been a head coach.

"It's a complicated question, and I'll try to answer it the best I can", Meyer said.

Notre Dame - Meyer was Notre Dame's wide receivers coach from 1996-2000 before he left for his first head coaching gig at Bowling Green. There used to be people who thought OSU was above hiring a coach from I-AA as well, but that worked out okay the decade before this one. You would need to wager $1,200 to win $100 if Meyer doesn't become the coach.

Meyer might be retiring so he can distance himself from one of the recent big scandals in college football.

Should Ohio State have done a national search?

Meyer, among the elite coaches in college football and one of its highest paid, has coached at Ohio State for seven seasons. The decision comes after a season in which the university suspended him for three games and he revealed that he was suffering from a cyst in his brain.

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