Ohio State University football coach Urban Meyer to announce retirement

Urban Meyer to retire as Ohio State football coach due to health concerns reports say

A year ago anyone suggesting that in 365 days Urban Meyer would retire as Ohio State's football coach and be replaced by a 39-year-old assistant coach with three games of experience as a head coach would have been called insane and possibly drug tested. Now ranked No. 6, the Buckeyes will face Washington in the Rose Bowl. Among the players Meyer signed in that 2007 class at Florida, two that immediately jump out are Cam Newton and Aaron Hernandez.

Day, in his second year as an offensive coordinator at OSU, led the team through preseason camp and those first three games before Meyer returned full time to the sideline.

"Playing for Coach Meyer has always been a dream of mine that I always wanted to fulfill". Meyer is done coaching, and he even said so himself.

The university announced the move Tuesday. Since taking over Utah in 2003, Meyer's teams have not missed a bowl game in 13 years in which they were eligible.

By stepping down now, Meyer ensures the greatest continuity for Ohio State.

Meyer had a wildly successful run in Columbus, which he looks to culminate with a Rose Bowl victory.

Meyer went 82-9 in his seven seasons as Ohio State coach, including a 54-4 Big Ten record. Perhaps just as important as all of that, Meyer never lost to MI.

Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith opened a news conference about Urban Meyer's retirement, saying the coach has exceeded expectations and raised the level competition in the Big Ten. Meyer will start feeling better, and then he'll get bored, fast; he's not the kind of retired coach fans will get accustomed to seeing out for a grocery run or at the local vehicle wash. Day spent three games as head coach to start the season, winning all three.

Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer is retiring, the school said on Tuesday. He led the Buckeyes to the first College Football Playoff title in January 2015 and the last two Big Ten championships.

The program Day inherits has won 85 of the 94 games it has played in Meyer's seven seasons. In 2018, he was placed on leave due to an investigation into one of the assistant coach's domestic abuse allegations. I've written many times he is the most disingenuous coach I've ever covered as a sports writer. He was forced to address speculation that he would step down and October 29 said he definitely planned to return next season.

He started his head-coaching career at Bowling Green in 2001 and moved on to Utah two seasons later before taking the Florida job in 2005 and rocketing to the top of the college football coaching ranks, a peer of Alabama coach Nick Saban, victor of six national championships.

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