Wednesday, 12 December, 2018

Ex-Players pay tribute to OSU coach Urban Meyer

Urban Meyer Calls It Quits From Coaching Urban Meyer Calls It Quits From Coaching
Sergio Cook | 05 December, 2018, 02:46

No further details about the decision to retire were immediately available.

Michael Thomas, a receiver who plays for the New Orleans Saints, tweeted that he sheds a tear when thinking about the impact Meyer had on his life and others.

Ohio State announced Urban Meyer is retiring after the Rose Bowl Game Presented by Northwestern Mutual and offensive coordinator Ryan Day will take over as head coach in a permanent role.

Meyer, 54, is 82-9 in his seven seasons with the Buckeyes, winning three Big Ten titles, and one national championship in 2014.

The 54-year-old owns a 186-32 overall record in 17 seasons.

The university will announce his retirement at a 2 p.m. ET news conference.

After San Francisco fired Kelly and his staff, Day joined the Buckeyes as the program's quarterbacks coach and was promoted to offensive coordinator following the departure of Tim Beck.

Meyer won two national championships with the Florida Gators before taking the head coaching spot in Columbus ahead of the 2012 season.

Meyer's first national title win at Florida began a run where the SEC won seven straight titles from 2006-12, boosting the conference's value and innovating both the league and college football as a whole.

Florida State - Willie Taggart just finished his first season at Florida State and it resulted in the Seminoles 36-year bowl streak being snapped.

Kelly is now the head coach at UCLA.

His final game with the Buckeyes will come at the Rose Bowl, a game he has never coached before. The team was 3-0 under him to start the 2018 season.

There was even speculation back in September that Day was being groomed in a sort of coach-in-waiting situation if or when Meyer chose to step away from coaching. Day coached the Buckeyes earlier this season while Meyer served a suspension. Plus, the more I think about it, I'm just not sure Meyer makes sense in the NFL. A March 2018 analysis by ESPN found that college football or basketball coaches earned the top salary among public employees in 39 of the 50 states.

He later issued a statement apologizing directly to Smith's wife, saying, "Let me say here and now what I should have said on Wednesday: I sincerely apologize to Courtney Smith and her children for what they have gone through". You would need to wager $1,200 to win $100 if Meyer doesn't become the coach.

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