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Urban Meyer: 'I Believe I Will Not Coach Again'

05 December, 2018, 04:01 | Author: Delia Walker
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Now that Urban Meyer has announced he is retiring as Ohio State head coach after the team's appearance in the Rose Bowl in January, the inevitable next step is to project what happens next with the highly successful coach.

Ohio State will have a news conference at 2 p.m.

At Ohio State, however, that's kind of hard because OSU has had a College Football Hall of Fame head coach at the helm for 67 of the last 68 years.

Ryan Day, who coached the Buckeyes during Meyer's absence and was promoted this year to offensive coordinator, will take the team's reins upon Meyer's departure.

Meyer is 82-9 at in seven seasons at Ohio State, with a 7-0 record against MI and three Big Ten titles. He has three national championships on his resume, including one with OSU in 2014 and two with Florida in 2006 and 2008.

He says the headaches he suffers from the cyst that he has in his brain became severe last season during Ohio State's game at Penn State and have become a persistent problem this season.

Taking Meyer at his word that he is fairly certain he will never coach again means forgetting he's been down this road before only to come back.

Meyer's 2018 campaign started out tumultuously when he was suspended for the first three games of the season without pay after an investigation into his handling of domestic abuse allegations against a former assistant coach.

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A report issued by an investigative committee left a lasting stain, detailing behavior by Meyer that could have taken down a coach of lesser stature.

Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer walked off the field with his wife, Shelley Meyer, early Sunday, after defeating Northwestern in the Big Ten championship game in Indianapolis.

Believe it or not, you can bet on whether Meyer will be the next Browns coach.

Meyer owns an 85-9 record in seven seasons with the Buckeyes.

Meyer played collegiately at Cincinnati, spent two years as an unpaid graduate assistant at Ohio State, and worked 13 seasons as a salaried assistant at Illinois State, Colorado State, and Notre Dame. He's an Ohio State guy to his core.

Meyer's time in Florida over six years included two national championships.

Day was becoming a hot name in coaching circles and his ability to step in and guide the Buckeyes during Meyer's suspension demonstrated his ability as an up-and-coming coach. He also led Utah in 2004 and Ohio State in 2012 to undefeated seasons. Big college football programs pay big bucks for that kind of success, and Ohio State is no exception. Upon Meyer's return, the team continued winning but was hampered by defensive issues all season.

At the time the Big Ten was a college football wasteland devoid of good programs. Meyer has about $38 million left on his contract.




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