Urban Meyer stepping down at Ohio State

Urban Meyer stepping down at Ohio State

Urban Meyer stepping down at Ohio State

Meyer's retirement comes on the heels of a tumultuous year in Columbus, Ohio, in which he was suspended for the first three games of the season after an investigation revealed that he mishandled domestic assault allegations made against former wide receivers coach Zach Smith, who was sacked in late June.

Reports of Meyer's retirement were denied by Gene Smith on Friday, a day before the Buckeyes beat Northwestern for the Big Ten championship.

Day, like Riley at OU, had completed two seasons as quarterback coach, though Day was not in charge of the Buckeye offense (Kevin Wilson is). He said the move needed to be made before the early signing period opens on December 19. Meyer was flawless in seven tries against MI - he is retiring with more career wins over Ohio State than Wolverines coach Jim Harbaugh - and even when the world thought Ohio State was.

"We have enjoyed an incredible run".

He later issued a statement apologizing directly to Smith's wife, saying, "Let me say here and now what I should have said on Wednesday: I sincerely apologize to Courtney Smith and her children for what they have gone through".

"I dreamt of it", Meyer said Sunday.

After seven years and a national championship at Ohio State, the 54-year-old Meyer will formally announce his departure Tuesday at a news conference.

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.

This also isn't the first time Meyer has stepped away from coaching.

Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer will retire after the Rose Bowl, forced to end his coaching career by a cyst in his brain that has grown in recent years, caused him regular headaches and made him fear for his long-term health, Cleveland.com is reporting.

"I don't see him coaching again".

A press conference is scheduled for this afternoon. Overall, Meyer went 65-15 overall at Florida and 36-12 in SEC play.

Day guided the team to three victories during Meyer's suspension.

It had been reported in late October that there was "friction" between Meyer/the football staff "and athletics leadership as well as within the program itself"; the head coach subsequently attempted to knock down that report, for what it's worth. He's a second-year Ohio State assistant who had never before been a head coach.

Florida State - Willie Taggart just finished his first season at Florida State and it resulted in the Seminoles 36-year bowl streak being snapped.

"It didn't take long for me to figure out what the expectations were on Ohio State football". Meyer has about $38 million left on his contract. He and Nick Saban are the only head coaches in major college history to win national championships at two different schools.

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