Ohio State coach Urban Meyer to retire after Rose Bowl

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer to retire after Rose Bowl

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer to retire after Rose Bowl

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 is set to announce his retirement at a press conference Tuesday, the school announced.

Meyer has a 82-9 record during his time in Columbus, went 7-0 against MI and also finishes with a 54-4 record in Big Ten play. Meyer said that his health issues did not affect his coaching when asked about that medication in early September. The 54-year-old has battled the effects of an arachnoid cyst on his brain, which causes severe headaches, especially when under stress.

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.

Meyer didn't just return the Buckeyes to national prominence, he also turned them back into a pro-prospect factory, churning out 40 draft picks over his seven seasons, 10 of them first-rounders.

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

Day also could, in theory, draw interest for National Football League head-coaching jobs.

"I'm honored to have represented my home state and this great university the past seven seasons", Meyer said. ESPN reports Meyer will retire after the Buckeyes' appearance in the Rose Bowl, which will be played January 1. While Meyer had repeatedly stated his intentions to coach next season, he revealed to Cleveland.com in October his condition was serious. 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.

Taking Meyer at his word that he is fairly certain he will never coach again means forgetting he's been down this road before only to come back.

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

"I'm fully aware I'm ultimately responsible for this situation", Meyer said in August. "I love this program and its student-athletes and I want Buckeye Nation to know how hard we are going to work to ensure this program remains the very best in the country".

At Ohio State: Despite joining a loaded defensive end group in 2017, Young saw action in 12 of 14 games as a freshman for the Big Ten champs, registering 19 tackles, six for loss, and 3.5 sacks.

Ryan Day now becomes the latest Ohio State head coach to follow a legend.

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