Urban Meyer To Retire From OSU After Rose Bowl

Columbus - Despite another successful season on the gridiron, Urban Meyer is calling it quits.

The Ohio State head football coach will retire for the second time in his coaching career, this time after the Rose Bowl game against PAC-12 champion Washington University January 1st. Meyer previously retired from coaching at the University of Florida in 2010.

Health issues appear to be the reason for Meyer's departure, as a cyst on his brain has grown and caused severe headaches and irritation for the coach. He has been seen multiple times this season crouched over holding his head on the sidelines.

Meyer will be replaced by current Ohio State offensive coordinator Ryan Day, who led the Buckeyes to a 3-0 record to start the year after Meyer was suspended for his handling of former receivers coach Zach Smith and domestic assault allegations.

Meyer has an (82-9) record at Ohio State as head coach, and a (186-32) record overall, including two national championships with Florida in 2006 and 2008, and a national title at Ohio State in 2014. 

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