Urban Meyer tried to quell the rumors about him retiring for as long as he possibly could. But it seems the secret everyone knew about has finally come out.
Meyer's time as Ohio State's head coach has come to an end.
In a surprise announcement, more so given the timing and less the announcement, Meyer is formally retiring as OSU's head coach after the Rose Bowl.
Ryan Day, Ohio State's offensive coordinator, will be named the Buckeyes next head coach. A formal news conference will be held at 2 pm EST today to make the announcement.
Urban Meyer is formally retiring after this year and Ryan Day will be named the head football coach.— Ari Wasserman (@AriWasserman) December 4, 2018
Meyer's last season at Ohio State has been shrouded in controversy, starting with him being suspended for three games for
Urban Meyer to retire after Rose Bowl. He made the decision after coming to grips with a cyst in his brain that had developed significantly in recent years. https://t.co/l2KFbZtJMh pic.twitter.com/eHClxRxj1X— Cleveland 19 News (@cleveland19news) December 4, 2018
Meyer led Ohio State to an 85-9 record so far in his time with the Buckeyes, including one national championship in 2014. He also won two national titles with Florida in 2006 and 2008.
Ohio State plays Washington in the Rose Bowl on New Year's Day.