After Tumultuous Season, Urban Meyer To Leave Ohio State

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Ohio State has named him its new man. Day will replace a coach that's taken the Buckeyes to a national championship and three Big Ten titles, and will be expected to continue the program's winning tradition, go head-to-head with Jim Harbaugh and regularly compete for more championships.

The university didn't say why he was retiring, but Meyer has said he suffers from debilitating headaches caused by an arachnoid cyst in his brain. Meyer's last game with the Buckeyes will be their Rose Bowl showdown with Washington on January 1. He has a 54-4 record in Big Ten games and has won three national championships - one at Ohio State and two with the Florida Gators.

Now after seven years with the Buckeyes Meyer is leaving and I just don't buy he'll stay retired. He went 3-0 in those games. Turning a blind eye cemented Meyer as one of the college football coaches with bad reputations.

Meyer is 186-32 as a college head coach at Ohio State, Florida, Utah and Bowling Green with three national championships and seven conference championships.

His time at Ohio State wasn't without controversy.

There is plenty of caution - like hiring a guy who has just three games of head coaching experience - but Day's future is as bright as any assistant coach in the nation, so Ohio State just made a decision to keep him home and turn his future into theirs. Ohio State boasts the country's No. 12 class right now. If doctors give him the clearance to return to coaching at the style he has to in order to get the necessary results, it's only a matter of time until Meyer is patrolling the sidelines again for a premier program in college football. Ohio State averaged 43.5 points per game in 2018 and is second in total offense, led by Heisman Trophy finalist quarterback Dwayne Haskins. I like coach Day, so that is good that they are not going outside to hire a new coach.

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"He will not be back in coaching" Herbstreit said on SportsCenter this morning.

Ohio State wanted to announce Meyer's plans before the early signing period (Dec. 19-21) and with most of the coaching staff on the road recruiting.

Issues from the cyst, that Meyer had surgery to drain in 2014, have become more severe in recent months.

Amid the scrutiny on Meyer's program, it also emerged that Zach Smith's treatment of his wife had drawn police scrutiny almost 10 years ago - shortly after Meyer first took him on as a graduate assistant at the University of Florida.

After beginning his head coaching career at Bowling Green, Meyer moved on to Utah and had a flawless 12-0 season in 2004 before stepping into the spotlight when he accepted the top job at Florida in 2005.