Published: Thu, December 06, 2018
Sport | By Ruben Hill

Urban Meyer stepping down at Ohio State

Urban Meyer stepping down at Ohio State

Urban Meyer, the longtime coach of Ohio State University Football, announced that he would retire after this year's Rose Bowl. Those three games pushed Haskins into serious Heisman consideration, and they also might be an impetus for him to go pro, though the Buckeyes' elevation of Day, with whom Haskins is comfortable, will provide a level of continuity that might convince the quarterback to give college one more season. They loved the candid, colorful Spurrier because he was not only a great tactician but an engaging personality; they tolerated the icy, aloof Meyer simply because he won a lot of games.

In October, the 54-year-old, who suffers from headaches caused by a cyst in his brain, opened up about his health problems.

As Urban Meyer walked off the field after Ohio State routed MI, he was pondering his future and when to make a decision about when to call it quits. Day has singed a five-year contract worth $4.5 million per year. I think his ego took such a hit and his arrogance is so enormous that he made the decision to leave right after the suspension. "And I won't be trying to figure out where I'm going to eat because that was one of the most exciting parts of my day, and Sally (his wife) and I talked about that". No other head coach elicited as much emotion from Franklin as Meyer did. The fact that we have an elite coach on our staff. The Buckeyes are 12-1 this season after winning the Big Ten championship game against Northwestern on Saturday night.

Meyer won two national championships with the Florida Gators before taking the head coaching spot in Columbus ahead of the 2012 season. The Buckeyes will play in the Rose Bowl against Washington on New Year's Day - Meyer's coaching finale.

The school suspended him for the first three games of the season over his handling of domestic abuse allegations lodged against former Buckeyes assistant Zach Smith.

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

Ohio State followed that with five straight wins, including a rout of archrival MI that gave the Buckeyes another division title and then pulled away for an easy win over Northwestern in the Big Ten Championship. The Buckeyes returned to the CFP in 2016, losing in the Fiesta Bowl semifinal to Clemson.

Less than a year later, he was hired at Ohio State.

Smith was in a similar situation to the one OSU's players are in now when he was in college and his coach, a legend who'd had incredible success at a legendary football program, retired at a young age.

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