Urban Meyer to retire as Ohio State’s head coach

Urban Meyer to retire as Ohio State’s head coach

The news comes as no surprise, as retirement was one of the options available to Meyer as he battled the cyst, which caused him to drop to a knee on the sideline during the IN game.

While that report suggested Meyer would coach the 2019 season before stepping down, that won't be the case as Ohio State confirmed Tuesday morning that the 54-year-old Meyer will retire from coaching following the Buckeyes' appearance in this season's Rose Bowl game New Year's Day. After the 2009 SEC championship, Meyer was taken to the hospital for his pain and he took some time away from the team before it played in the sugar Bowl to end that season.

"A myriad of factors contributed to Meyer's decision", Thamel wrote, "but sources say foremost among them was his happiness with the state of the Ohio State program he inherited seven years ago".

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Ryan Day, the offensive coordinator who led the Buckeyes while Meyer was suspended for three games at the start of the season, will take over as Ohio State's new full-time head coach.

Meyer led the Buckeyes to an undefeated record in his first season at the helm in 2012, one in which the program was barred from a bowl game due to NCAA sanctions. That led to Florida's worst season under Meyer, a 8-5 (4-4 SEC) mark in 2010. He has a 54-4 record in Big Ten games and has won three national championships - one at Ohio State and two with the Florida Gators. When Meyer brought his spread offense from Utah to Gainesville, Florida, it proved to the rest of college football that exotic offenses can be successful when they are combined with the smash mouth style of the SEC. He was also the first to post three 13-win seasons in a four-year span and win two BCS titles.

If the Buckeyes make it to the College Football Playoff finals, Day will receive a $350,000 bonus. Meyer then retired again citing health issues and made a decision to move into a broadcasting career with ESPN. Ohio State signed the conference's top class every year under his direction. 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.

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