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Urban Meyer retiring from Ohio State after the Rose Bowl

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And, offensive coordinator Ryan Day will assume coaching duties on January 2.

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Urban Meyer will retire as Ohio State’s coach following the team’s Rose Bowl game on January 1, and offensive coordinator Ryan Day will take over, as expected. Meyer will meet with the media on Tuesday at 2 p.m. ET.

Despite Meyer saying that he intends on coaching in 2019, things seemed more up in the air than that throughout the last few games of the season. The emotions coming off the Michigan win had some speculating it was because he was preparing to say goodbye.

In his seven years as Ohio State’s head football coach, Meyer went 82-9 and was undefeated against that team up North. His team won the inaugural College Football Playoff and won three Big Ten titles.

Ahead of the 2018 season, Meyer was embroiled in controversy for the first time in his tenure with the Buckeyes, and served a three game suspension to start the season. He returned and went on his usual run, losing just one game to Purdue, but dealing with the cyst in his brain became increasingly difficult to manage.

Stay tuned to Land-Grant Holy Land for comments from the head coach and what this means for the program.