Urban Meyer has interesting response when asked if he will coach again

Ohio State University football coach Urban Meyer to announce retirement

Day, 39, has been his offensive coordinator for two seasons and was the Buckeyes' interim head coach while Meyer served his suspension earlier this year.

He said stepping away would have been more hard if the program wasn't healthy.

Reports of Meyer's retirement were denied by Gene Smith on Friday, a day before the Buckeyes beat Northwestern for the Big Ten championship. He said the move needed to be made before the early signing period opens on December 19.

In almost seven full seasons as the head coach of the Buckeyes, Meyer has gone 82-9, winning 10 or more games in each of his first six seasons; the Buckeyes are 9-1 with Meyer as the head coach in 2018 and can get a 10th win by beating Washington in the Granddaddy of Them All next month.

"We have enjoyed an incredible run".

Lesmerises asked if he was fairly certain, "I am certain yes, Meyer said".

The announcement of Urban Meyer's retirement on Tuesday was shocking only in the moment Ohio State chose to drop the news, not in the substance of the news itself, which has been at least a possibility for months.

North Carolina coach Mack Brown says Ohio State coach Urban Meyer told him he is stepping down for health reasons. Spence would be suspended for the Buckeyes' bowl game that year, however, after failing a drug test.

Meyer, 54, has been battling the effects of an arachnoid cyst on his brain, which was diagnosed in 1998 but has worsened in recent years.

"I've learned so much from you on a daily basis and will forever be in debt to you", Day said to Meyer during the press conference.

Day clearly has huge shoes to fill, following Meyer's incredible job at the helm of the Buckeyes.

It had been reported in late October that there was "friction" between Meyer/the football staff "and athletics leadership as well as within the program itself"; the head coach subsequently attempted to knock down that report, for what it's worth. He not only lied to the media about his knowledge of domestic-violence allegations against now-fired assistant coach Zach Smith, he lied to Ohio State's own administration.

His time at Ohio State wasn't without controversy.

But the loss to Purdue weighed heavily and Ohio State finished No. 6 in the playoff rankings. The Buckeyes were able to get Young on campus for an extended visit in April of his junior year and out-battled the Terrapins and Crimson Tide to land his commitment in July.

"It didn't take long for me to figure out what the expectations were on Ohio State football". This has always been viewed as Meyer's dream job. He was slated to earn $7.6 million in 2018, making him the one of the highest paid coaches in the nation.

If Meyer's career is actually done, he'll walk away with a 186-32 career record, 10-3 bowl record (pending the Rose Bowl) and three national titles amid stints at Bowling Green, Utah, Florida and Ohio State.

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