Ohio State's Urban Meyer to Retire from Coaching

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The Chip Kelly disciple who earned a 3-0 record as interim head coach guided Dwayne Haskins, J.T. Barrett and Ohio State's offense to insane numbers each of the last two seasons. In seven short years, Meyer's legacy can stand with any before him, and tower over most.

Meyer won two national championships with the Florida Gators before taking the head coaching spot in Columbus ahead of the 2012 season.

Ohio State announced this morning that Meyer will retire after the Rose Bowl.

This season, Ohio State is 12-1 and won the Big Ten conference title, but it did not make it into the final four of the College Football Playoff which will decide the national champion. Meyer has about $38 million left on his contract.

But his time away from the game of football didn't last long when he was contacted about the opening at Ohio State. The team was 3-0 under him to start the 2018 season.

Carter was concerned the Meyer may have had another incident on the sideline due to the cyst, and said that the 54-year-old likely shouldn't have been in charge of the Buckeyes over the last few weeks. "[Brian] Kelly, Coach Meyer, everybody has been eyeballing him since he was a young graduate assistant".

Is it a gamble?

The team alternated expected blowout wins with puzzling play that included a pair of one-point wins (Penn State, Maryland) and a closer-than-expected win over a struggling Nebraska team.

Lesmerises asked if he was fairly certain, "I am certain yes, Meyer said".

"What he's built at Ohio State is a recruiting machine", Simmons said. "He's someone you can learn really easily from, and that shows when you have quarterbacks like J.T. Barrett, smart players, they listen to someone that knows as much as [Day] does". This wasn't a surprise to OSU. The list of potential head coaches was small, so it's not something a search committee would need to be involved in.

Day is finishing his second season as Ohio State's offensive coordinator.

The university suspended Meyer two days before training camp in August when Smith's ex-wife, Courtney Smith, accused Meyer and others within the football program during an interview with Stadium of turning a blind eye to accusations of abuse she made against her ex-husband. Day is seen as a popular and capable heir apparent. Then here in [2014] I thought we were going.

The unit's finest performance came when it needed it most.

Meyer earned his first head coaching job in 2001 at Bowling Green State University near Toledo.

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