Ohio State University football coach Urban Meyer to announce retirement

Urban Meyer retiring Ryan Day stepping up as Gene Smith banks on Lincoln Riley plan at Ohio State

Urban Meyer retiring Ryan Day stepping up as Gene Smith banks on Lincoln Riley plan at Ohio State

He briefly stepped down after the 2009 season because of health reasons and left Gainesville for good the next year to spend more time with his family. Offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Ryan Day will take over as head coach.

Meyer is coming off back-to-back Big Ten championships and is heading into a January 1 Rose Bowl matchup against Washington. News conference at 2 p.m. today in Columbus.

CBSSports.com reports Meyer's teams went 85-9 in his seven seasons as Ohio State coach, including a 55-4 Big Ten record. He sat out one season before taking over the Buckeyes, where he won a national championship in his third season.

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Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports broke the news on Twitter Tuesday morning. He also was heavily criticized for what some saw as overly lax treatment of now-fired assistant coach Zach Smith, who was accused by his ex-wife of domestic abuse. The team was 3-0 under him to start the 2018 season. It was at Florida where Meyer became a household name, winning his first two national championships (2006, 2008). Meyer recorded his second ideal 12-0 season.

The Buckeyes' national title-winning head coach has made a decision to retire. 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.

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