Ohio State coach Urban Meyer to step down after Rose Bowl

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer to step down after Rose Bowl

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer to step down after Rose Bowl

Urban Meyer, who will coach through the Rose Bowl until January 2, turned and looked at Ryan Day.

Day had somewhat of an audition as temporary head coach to begin the season, when Meyer was suspended three games for mishandling the employment of former wide receivers coach Zach Smith.

"I've seen him coach in spring practice and he's one of the more chill coaches", Wilson said.

While seven straight Big Ten team recruiting ranking titles is impressive, a number I find even more eye-opening is nine top 3 classes nationally, all of which came in a 12-class stretch during his stints as the head coach at Florida and Ohio State.

Coach Ryan Day now serves as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, according to the school's website.

The timing of the announcement was based on recruiting, he said; it needed to be announced before the early signing period opens December 19.

Earlier this season, Meyer addressed some of the retirement rumors and said he planned on coaching beyond this season at Ohio State.

"We have enjoyed an incredible run". "I didn't feel I was doing right by our players and by Gene (Smith, the athletic director)".

"I'm fully aware I'm ultimately responsible for this situation", Meyer said in August.

"Every coach who ever put a whistle around their neck strives to be the head coach at The Ohio State University". CFT had caught wind of speculation that it wouldn't be surprising at all if Meyer were not the Buckeyes' head coach next season, whispers that grew a little louder given the embarrassing loss in West Lafayette this and what some have described as Meyer's "anguished... emotional... erratic" sideline demeanor. His tally includes 11 bowl wins, the inaugural 2015 College Football Playoff among them. He later served as an assistant coach at Illinois State and Colorado State before working at Notre Dame for six years.

The team alternated expected blowout wins with puzzling play that included a pair of one-point wins (Penn State, Maryland) and a closer-than-expected win over a struggling Nebraska team.

"I plan on coaching", he said on October 29. I would also like to thank Buckeye Nation for supporting me throughout my junior season. He has never lost more than two games in any one season with the Buckeyes.

It appeared to be a dream job for the Toledo native. He coached for two years at Bowling Green and two years at Utah before joining Florida in 2005. Meyer was making a reported $4 million per year while coaching the Gators; he signed a contract with the team worth $24 million.

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