Urban Meyer retiring as coach of Ohio State

Urban Meyer retiring as coach of Ohio State

Urban Meyer retiring as coach of Ohio State

If that's true, it will be the end for one of the most successful coaches of his generation.

By stepping down now, Meyer ensures the greatest continuity for Ohio State.

Ryan Day, who now is Ohio State's offensive coordinator, will take over as the Buckeyes' head coach on January 2.

Urban Meyer is stepping down as Ohio State's football coach after the Rose Bowl, according to multiple reports Tuesday morning.

Meyer's last game with the Buckeyes will be their Rose Bowl showdown with Washington on January 1. Since taking over Utah in 2003, Meyer's teams have not missed a bowl game in 13 years in which they were eligible.

It is expected that Meyer will cite his health as the reason for his departure. This also isn't the first time Meyer has stepped away from coaching. The Buckeyes won at least 10 games in each of Meyer's seven seasons with the school, a run that was highlighted by a national championship in 2014 when Ohio State went 14-1 and rolled to the title win over Oregon. Asked if he would definitely return to Ohio State next year, he answered, "Yes".

Add all of that to the battering Meyer's reputation took nationally over the Zach Smith situation and the coach's response to allegations of domestic abuse, and a growing number of observers wondered aloud how much longer Meyer will remain as The Head Coach at The Ohio State.

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