Urban Meyer will step down as head coach at Ohio State following the Buckeyes appearance at the Rose Bowl against Washington on January 1.
Ryan Day will be moving to the top of the football masthead.
It is the likely assumption that the Urban Meyer era is coming to an end due to health reasons, but all will be revealed at the press conference this afternoon.
Back in 1998, Meyer was diagnosed with an arachnoidal cyst inside his skull which, caused him severe headaches.
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Day, who is in his second year as the offensive coordinator, got a taste of the head coach life at the beginning of the season during Meyer’s suspension for mishandling domestic abuse allegations made against his former receivers coach Zach Smith.
The Buckeyes went 3-0 under Day’s leadership.
Here’s how Twitter is reacting to the news:
Should Ohio State win the Rose Bowl, Urban Meyer will finish his coaching career with:
– 82-9 record at Ohio St
– 187-32 career record
– 3 National Championships
– 3 Big Ten Championships
– 2 SEC Championships
– 11-3 in Bowl Games
This was one of the greatest coaches ever. pic.twitter.com/5cGR3EahZr
— CFB Home (@CFBHome) December 4, 2018
How close were you to ever beating Urban Meyer, Jim? pic.twitter.com/QjfdyyFusn
— McNeil (@Reflog_18) December 4, 2018
me finding out Urban Meyer is retiring
— caleb (@claycaleb) December 4, 2018
Only time will tell what Urban Meyer’s legacy will be. pic.twitter.com/phOUNFcXA7
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) December 4, 2018
— Get Up (@GetUpESPN) December 4, 2018
*Michigan fan wakes up*
“Urban Meyer is retiring”pic.twitter.com/gPKdmoqt24
— Shooter McGavin (@ShooterMcGavin_) December 4, 2018
Thanks @OSUCoachMeyer for an amazing 4 years at OSU. It was truly an honor to play for not only the best coach in America, but a great mentor as well. Take care coach. Salute #UrbanLegend #GoBucks pic.twitter.com/cxl3IwhJ9V
— Tyvis Powell (@1Tyvis) December 4, 2018
— ❌att Finkes (@MattFinkes) December 4, 2018