Urban Meyer Retiring After Rose Bowl


Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer is retiring.

Additionally, the football program announced that Ryan Day, who served as acting head coach for the first three games of the 2018 season while Meyer was suspended, will be named as OSU's next head football coach. That record includes a 65-15 run with the Gators and an 82-9 mark with Ohio State entering the Rose Bowl against Washington.

It is expected that Meyer will cite his health as the reason for his departure.

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But perhaps most important to Ohio State fans, Meyer is a ideal 7-0 against rival MI.

A press conference is scheduled for this afternoon. And, of course, Meyer beat hated rival MI all seven times he faced them, including the last three with Jim Harbaugh as head coach. Meyer's seventh season with Ohio State has been a controversial one that started with a three-game suspension for his handling of assistant Zach Smith's domestic violence arrest. Ohio State will officially name Day as the permanent replacement on Tuesday. Asked if he would definitely return to Ohio State next year, he answered, "Yes". After stepping down at Florida due to stress-related health concerns, he took the Ohio State job before the 2012 season after Jim Tressel was forced out for lying to the NCAA amid a memorabilia-for-tattoos scandal. Meyer has about $38 million left on his contract.

After beginning his head coaching career at Bowling Green, Meyer moved on to Utah and had a ideal 12-0 season in 2004 before stepping into the spotlight when he accepted the top job at Florida in 2005.