Urban Meyer retiring as coach of Ohio State

Lynette Rowe
December 4, 2018

Offensive coordinator Ryan Day is expected to take over as Ohio State head coach.

Having another surgery is an option, according to the report.

Meyer, Day and athletic director Gene Smith will conduct a 2 p.m. press conference Tuesday afternoon to discuss the developments.

Meyer has piled up wins at Ohio State after a similar run over six years at Florida that included two national championships. He has never lost more than two games in any one season with the Buckeyes.

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

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He was also battered this year by an offseason issue involving a now-fired assistant coach that led to Meyer's suspension for the first three games of the season. Meyer lied to reporters at Big Ten Media Day about what he did and didn't know about the abuse of Smith's wife Courtney.

Meyer, a three-time national champion, is 82-9 during his time in Columbus.

Meyer, who is 54, previously stepped away to deal with his health at Florida, only to return. Two years later he won his third national title by leading the Buckeyes in the first-ever College Football Playoffs. CFT had caught wind of speculation that it wouldn't be surprising at all if Meyer were not the Buckeyes' head coach next season, whispers that grew a little louder given the embarrassing loss in West Lafayette this and what some have described as Meyer's "anguished... emotional... erratic" sideline demeanor.

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