One of the legends of modern college football is calling it quits. Ohio State University announced Tuesday morning that head football coach Urban Meyer will retire following the Buckeyes clash in the Rose Bowl against Washington.
Meyer will be present at a press conference later today to elaborate on the decision. His offensive coordinator, Ryan Day, will succeed him as OSU's coach.
Meyer has had an unbelievable coaching resume, most recently going 82-9 during seven seasons at Ohio State. The Buckeyes have won three Big Ten titles and one national championship under his watch.
Meyer won his first two national titles in 2006 and 2008 as the head coach at the University of Florida. He had a six-year run with the Gators, compiling a 65-15 record and winning two SEC championships.
Meyer began his head coaching career at Bowling Green in 2001. He also coached at Utah, where he guided the Utes to a perfect 12-0 record and Fiesta Bowl victory in 2004.
In retirement, Meyer could go back into broadcasting, as he did with ESPN in-between coaching stints at Florida and Ohio State. He will certainly be a sought-after speaker on leadership and team-building for organizations throughout the country.
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