Ohio State is saying goodbye to one of their greatest coaches in the program's history, but not before a proper send off in an emotional video. Urban Meyer will be retiring due to health concerns following the Rose Bowl this year, capping off his seven-year career as the Buckeyes' head football coach. The official Twitter for OSU football released an emotional and nostalgic video showcasing some of his finest moments with the program.
It wasn’t about the championships.— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) December 5, 2018
It wasn’t about the trophies.
It wasn’t about the records or the awards or the glory.
It was always about the players.
On behalf of the countless student-athletes whose lives you have enhanced, thank you, @OSUCoachMeyer. 欄#GoBucks pic.twitter.com/fdDe7TRA4r
Meyer has always been a players' coach and will be remembered fondly for his time as a Buckeye.
The infamous head coach posted a fantastic 82-9 record during his tenure at OSU. Unfortunately, Meyer couldn't solidify a berth into the College Football Playoff in his last year as a head coach, but he'll have a chance to win his first Rose Bowl. A win on New Years will give the Buckeyes their ninth all time Rose Bowl and the first since 2010.
Thank you players. Much love and respect! https://t.co/ICPBLJ04Mm— Urban Meyer (@OSUCoachMeyer) December 5, 2018
Meyer will always be remembered as one of the greatest coaches OSU has ever seen.
In 2011, Ohio State posted their first losing record since 1988, forcing the higher ups to look elsewhere for a head coach. That's when Meyer took over and delivered seven straight divisional titles and a National Title in 2014.
The whole nation will be watching when Meyer coaches his last game on New Years against the Washington Huskies. Let's hope he can add one more Bowl victory to his coaching resume.