Ohio State's Urban Meyer to retire after Rose Bowl

Ohio State's Urban Meyer to retire after Rose Bowl

Ohio State's Urban Meyer to retire after Rose Bowl

A year later, he actually resigned, saying he wanted to spend more time with his family.

His last game with OSU is the Rose Bowl against Washington on New Year's Day.

Urban Meyer stepped down as Ohio State head coach on Tuesday.

"I am truly honored to be here today and am so appreciative to President Drake and Gene Smith for the faith they have in me to lead this team", Day said. I've written many times he is the most disingenuous coach I've ever covered as a sports writer.

How will Day tweak the coaching staff in the short and long term?

Meyer, 54, is 82-9 in his seven seasons with the Buckeyes, winning three Big Ten titles, and one national championship in 2014. In 2014, Meyer helped his team take the title; he became one of only three college coaches to win major championships at two universities. In 17 seasons at Bowling Green, Utah, Florida and Ohio State, he has compiled a 186-32 record.

Ohio State's athletic department says it will hold a news conference to announce the coaching transition from Meyer to Day at 2 p.m. ET.

But to assume that the staff will stay static in the seasons to come is to overlook Day's background: Despite having a history with Meyer-he was a grad assistant at Florida in 2005-this is a coach who's a relative outsider to the Buckeyes' system. He led the Buckeyes to a national championship two years later. The Buckeyes returned to the CFP in 2016, losing in the Fiesta Bowl semifinal to Clemson.

The Buckeyes have not yet officially announced the news. But as ESPN reported in 2015, the coach also left "myriad off-field issues", including more than 30 arrests of players during Meyer's six-year tenure. Overall, Meyer went 65-15 overall at Florida and 36-12 in SEC play.

The three-time national champion skipper's announcement comes two days after Buckeyes fans learned that their squad narrowly missed the four-team College Football Playoff.

Meyer began his college coaching career as a graduate assistant in 1986, coaching tight ends. It was later revealed that Meyer was suffering from chest pains as a result of esophageal spasms.

After beginning his head coaching career at Bowling Green, Meyer moved on to Utah and had a flawless 12-0 season in 2004 before stepping into the spotlight when he accepted the top job at Florida in 2005. The Falcons started 8-0 in his second season with the program and scored 38 or more points in each of those contests.

"It was interesting because I've never had him as a head coach, so my first thought was, 'I wonder how this will work out?' but I definitely think he can do it", Murphy said when Day was named interim earlier this year.

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