Earlier this season, Meyer addressed some of the retirement rumors and said he planned on coaching beyond this season at Ohio State.
Meyer is stepping down from Ohio State after the game and offensive coordinator Ryan Day will take over as the team's new coach.
Ohio State had just hung 62 points on MI and Urban Meyer remained flawless against his program's most bitter rival, so you wouldn't expect the reality of his situation to hit him as he was swimming through fans on the Ohio Stadium turf. Meyer fought through painful headaches and was visibly struggling during games this season, occasionally rubbing his head and bending over.
New North Carolina coach Mack Brown, who spoke with Meyer this morning, told CBS Sports' Dennis Dodd that Meyer's health was a primary concern.
Meyer won two national championships with the Florida Gators before taking the head coaching spot in Columbus ahead of the 2012 season. He said the move needed to be made before the early signing period opens on December 19. His tally includes 11 bowl wins, the inaugural 2015 College Football Playoff among them.
Smith was a sophomore football player at Notre Dame when Ara Parseghian left coaching at the age of 51 and never returned.
Meyer is third on the list behind Rockne and Leahy among coaches who have coached for at least 10 seasons. He coached for two years at Bowling Green and two years at Utah before joining Florida in 2005.
A startling blowout loss at unranked Purdue on October 20 pushed Ohio State to the fringe of the national championship chase and prompted questions about Meyer's future. But that immediately drew skepticism, along with questions about how long Meyer had known about the accusations - and whether he had reported them, as required by Title IX.
Being a 2020 propect, Ohio State has roughly 13 months to re-convince Cavazos that Ohio State is where he wants to be.
Smith said the university did not do a nationwide search, emphasizing stability and consistency. His teams are 186-32 overall for a.853 career winning percentage.
Still, this does introduce an element of uncertainty to Ohio State's path at a time when MI looks as if it's found its footing under Jim Harbaugh.
That win signified everything about Meyer's seven-year run.
At that time, Meyer said he and his staff had not previously known about the allegation.
It appeared to be a dream job for the Toledo native.
Florida State - Willie Taggart just finished his first season at Florida State and it resulted in the Seminoles 36-year bowl streak being snapped. Meyer has about $38 million left on his contract.