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.
Urban Meyer will retire as Ohio State's head coach. Ryan Day will replace him.— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) December 4, 2018
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.
Urban Meyer addressed Ohio State team this morning.— Marty Smith (@MartySmithESPN) December 4, 2018
I'm told room was quiet and collectively shocked.
Some key staff members were told they will be retained under new HC Ryan Day.
Guys like strength coach Mickey Marotti & Asst AD Player Personnel Mark Pantoni are vital to program
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.