Ohio State’s Urban Meyer Will Retire After Rose Bowl

Offensive coordinator Ryan Day will be taking over the helm. 

The Ohio State Urban Meyer era is officially over. Offensive coordinator Ryan Day will be taking over the helm. 

The head coach of the Buckeyes confirmed he would be stepping down and retiring. Citing health reasons, Meyer’s tenure will end after he leads his to team the Rose Bowl on New Years Day. 

CNN on Twitter

Ohio State University head football coach Urban Meyer is calling it quits after the Rose Bowl on New Year’s Day. The university will announce his retirement at a news conference later today. https://t.co/7OAgPXzKg2


OSU will be having a press conference later today to make the announcement official at 2 pm. Offensive coordinator Ryan Day will be taking over the helm once the season is complete. 

Considering how the 3-time NCAA National Championship winning coach began his 2018, its fitting Meyer would like to give 2019 a fresh start.  

The decorated coach’s non-cooperation in regards to domestic violence allegations made against his former longtime assistant coach Zach Smith, from his ex-wife lead to a 3 game suspension.

This isn’t the first time Meyer’s left the only game he’s known to due to health concerns.

Meyer’s six-year tenure with the Tim Tebow Era Florida Gators ended under similar circumstances at the Outback Bowl in January 2011. He then accepted a job at OSU in November 2011. 


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