Ohio State has called a press conference for 2:00 PM Tuesday to announce the retirement of Urban Meyer. He will be succeeded by his current Offensive Coordinator Ryan Day. The Rose Bowl Game will be Meyer’s final game as head coach.
Meyer has spent the last 7 seasons coaching the Buckeyes, compiling an 82-9 record during his tenure. Ohio State went 54-4 in the Big Ten, winning 3 Big Ten Championships. Meyer coached the Buckeyes to an undefeated season in 2012, and the first National Championship of the College Football Playoff era in 2014.
It has been a tumultuous season in Columbus. Meyer was suspended for the first three games of the season for mishandling domestic violence allegations against former assistant coach Zach Smith.
A later report by Stadium‘s Brett McMurphy alleged Meyer covered up an altercation between Smith and former Buckeye Travon Grimes. McMurphy alleged Smith called Grimes the “n-word”, which Meyer, Smith, and nearly every player present denied.
Meyer also met with the media to disclose his previously reported brain cyst had returned. He had surgery in 2014 to remove the cyst.
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