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OSU’s Urban Meyer expected to retire following Rose Bowl

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

On Tuesday morning, Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer announced that he is stepped down. Meyer said he would complete the Rose Bowl before officially stepping down.

He will have a press conference at 2 pm EST to discuss his decision to step down. FootballScoop said that Meyer would make an announcement following the Big Ten Championship.

Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer watches his team warm up against the Tulane Green Wave
Urban Meyer watches his team warm up against the Tulane Green Wave (Getty Images)

Ryan Day will assume the head coaching role once Meyer steps down. Day was the team’s head coach earlier this season when Meyer was suspended.

Day coached the team for the first three games of the season while Meyer was out. Meyer said he is dealing with a cyst in his head that is causing “aggressive headaches.”

He was suspended for his handling of the Zach Smith situation earlier this season. Following firing Smith, who was then his team’s wide receivers coach, Brett McMurphy brought damming information to the table from Courtney Smith, his ex-wife.

This lead to Meyer being suspended, as an internal investigation was done. Meyer’s wife Shelley reportedly was in communication with Smith during the incidents with her ex-husband.

Yet, Meyer said that he never knew of alleged text messages. There was also reports that he cleared his phone, but doesn’t know how he did it.

Meyer missed the first three games of the season due to his suspension.

The 54-year-old Toledo, Ohio native has been the Buckeyes head coach since the 2012 season. He is 82-9 as the Buckeyes head coach.

He also guided the team to the first-ever College Football Playoff National Championship game following the 2014 season.

As a head coach, Meyer is 186-32. He went 65-15 as the Florida Gators head coach. He also was 22-2 as the Utah Utes head coach. And he went 17-6 as the Bowling Green Falcons head coach.

He was the Gators head coach from 2005 through 2010. He was the Utes head coach in 2003 and 2004. Meyer also was the Falcons head coach in 2001 and 2002.


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