Urban Meyer will retire after the Rose Bowl and while his record as head coach is impeccable the dark clouds that he has surrounding him will finally be lifted from Ohio State.
Urban Meyer is retiring as Ohio State’s coach after the Rose Bowl, and offensive coordinator Ryan Day will take over as head coach beginning Jan. 2, the school announced.
Meyer, who has coached Ohio State for the past seven seasons, will formally announce he’s stepping down at a 2 p.m. news conference in Columbus alongside Day and athletic director Gene Smith. The 54-year-old has battled the effects of an arachnoid cyst on his brain, which causes severe headaches, especially when under stress. The cyst was diagnosed in 1998 but worsened the past few years, and Meyer dropped to his knees on the sideline during an October game against Indiana and often looked distressed during games, rubbing his head and wincing.
You hear the phrase a lot winning at all costs, but at some point you have to want to have some moral while you are winning. Ohio State is a storied college football team and it is time that the focus is just on that, not whatever drama Meyer is bringing on the university.
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