Urban Meyer will depart Ohio State and retire from training after the Rose Bowl, the college introduced Tuesday.
He might be changed via Ryan Day, the Buckeyes’ 39-year-old offensive coordinator.
Meyer led Ohio State to the nationwide championship in 2014 and had a 82-Nine document in seven seasons. His good fortune has made him probably the most highest-paid coaches within the sport, making $7.6 million a yr. He was once beneath contract throughout the 2022 season.
In August, Meyer was once placed on paid depart for 3 video games after he was once accused of now not informing supervisors of home violence allegations in opposition to an assistant trainer, Zach Smith. “I followed my heart, not my head,” Mr. Meyer stated. One Ohio State trustee resigned, pronouncing the punishment must were “more profound.”
Meyer returned from that depart to guide the Buckeyes to a 12-1 document and the Big Ten championship.
During a sport this season with Indiana in October, he knelt at the sideline in some misery. He later published that he had a nasty headache led to via a mind cyst he has been coping with for a number of years.
Meyer, 54, had prior to now received nationwide titles in 2006 and 2008 with Florida. He was once additionally the top trainer at Utah and Bowling Green. His general document is 186-32.
He left Florida in 2011 after a disappointing season, mentioning circle of relatives and well being considerations.
This season the Buckeyes are ranked No. 6 and certain for a Rose Bowl showdown with Washington on New Year’s Day. They slightly ignored out at the College Football Playoffs, in spite of the Big Ten championship.