Urban Meyer to retire as Ohio State head coach following Rose Bowl

Ohio State University football coach Urban Meyer to announce retirement

Ohio State University football coach Urban Meyer to announce retirement

Brown said he became close to Meyer when he was coaching at Texas and Meyer was at Florida.

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

"The style of coaching I've done for 33 years is very intense, very demanding".

"I'm sure it will". If you believe that, I have a some oceanfront property I'll sell you in Topeka.

A second-tier job with less pressure could be just what Meyer needs to continue coaching with the cyst on his brain that causes severe headaches and makes it hard for an emotional guy to do a high-stress job. He also says knowing assistant coach Ryan Day would be his successor made the decision easier.

Usually, when one of the greatest coaches of all time announces his retirement ostensibly for health reasons, there are cheers and tears and crying-in-our-beers.

The timing of the announcement was based on recruiting, he said; it needed to be announced before the early signing period opens December 19. Ohio State then confirmed the move and will hold a news conference at 2 p.m. EST.

"We have enjoyed an incredible run. At each juncture, I gave Zach Smith the benefit of the doubt". If Florida State is mired in mediocrity for the next two years, they could pull the plug and chase Meyer to see if he'd be interested in returning to the Sunshine State. The Buckeyes are 12-1 and Meyer said he felt good about his replacement.

"The truth is you have a football coach who devoted 33 years of my life to student athletes", Meyer said. But that immediately drew skepticism, along with questions about how long Meyer had known about the accusations - and whether he had reported them, as required by Title IX. Day coached the team in Meyer's absence. He coached for two years at Bowling Green and two years at Utah before joining Florida in 2005. He just took over at North Carolina.

Being a 2020 propect, Ohio State has roughly 13 months to re-convince Cavazos that Ohio State is where he wants to be.

Ohio State head football coach Urban Meyer will retire after the Rose Bowl on January 1, Ohio State confirmed in a news release on Tuesday.

Day did have one like that stood out, and Buckeye fans will love it.

Former players were full of praise for Meyer.

Michael Thomas, a receiver who plays for the New Orleans Saints, tweeted that he sheds a tear when thinking about the impact Meyer had on his life and others.

Since taking over Ohio State, Meyer has gone 82-9 (54-4) with a national championship in 2014, an undefeated season in 2012 and three more conference titles. He has a cyst in his brain that causes severe headaches.

"Every coach who ever put a whistle around their neck strives to be the head coach at The Ohio State University".

Day guided the team to three victories during Meyer's suspension.

A report issued by an investigative committee left a lasting stain, detailing behavior by Meyer that could have taken down a coach of lesser stature. "Courtney Smith had been given a domestic violence civil protection order against him a few days before". He lost star defensive end Nick Bosa to an early season-ending injury, and the Buckeyes' defense never fully recovered. When Kelly was the Philadelphia Eagles' head coach in 2015, he picked Day as his quarterbacks coach. Prior to becoming a head coach, Meyer served as an assistant at Notre Dame (1996-2000), Colorado State (1990-95), Illinois State (1988-89) and Ohio State (1986-87), where he learned under mentor Earl Bruce. As a result, Penn State probably won't miss seeing Meyer on the sideline. Second-guessing is an Olympic sport in Ohio State's fan base. He was forced to address speculation that he would step down and October 29 said he definitely planned to return next season.

Is this it for Urban Meyer as a coach?

With the news of Meyer retiring due to health concerns stemming from the arachnoid cyst in his brain, this retirement feels different and the last time Meyer coaches could be the 2019 Rose Bowl. This also isn't the first time Meyer has stepped away from coaching.

It appeared to be a dream job for the Toledo native.

In April, Ohio State announced Meyer had signed a two-year contract extension that would keep him at the helm through 2022.

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