Ohio State's Urban Meyer to Retire from Coaching

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The Ohio State Buckeyes Twitter account stated Tuesday morning a press conference will be held at 2 p.m.

Meyer would eventually admit publicly to having chronic debilitating headaches caused by an arachnoid cyst that he had surgery on back in 2014.

The news comes as no surprise, as retirement was one of the options available to Meyer as he battled the cyst, which caused him to drop to a knee on the sideline during the IN game.

Meyer, who had a "core values" banner in the locker room demanding his players treat women with respect, apologized to Ohio State fans following word that he would be suspended. He also says knowing assistant coach Ryan Day would be his successor made the decision easier. "But there will be a time". He joined Ohio State's staff in 2017 after stops at Temple (twice), Boston College (twice), the Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers.

Day also could, in theory, draw interest for National Football League head-coaching jobs. He was mentioned as a candidate for college head-coaching jobs this year but never strongly pursued any. He later served as an assistant coach at Illinois State and Colorado State before working at Notre Dame for six years.

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The former National Football League wide receiver, who was coached by Meyer at Ohio State, opened up about the head coach's situation on FOX Sports 1 today. The Buckeyes went 3-0 under Day, including a win over TCU in Arlington, Texas, before Meyer returned to the sideline September 22 against Tulane.

Kirk herbstreit, who knows Meyer well and considers him a friend, appears confident that this is it. By comparison, Ohio's median household income was $50,674. After a months-long investigation from 2015-16, no charges were filed. A university spokesman said last week that the school was still reviewing the material to make sure any private information was not shared. UF posted its worst mark under Meyer at 8-5 in 2010, and he again chose to retire after the season, citing health concerns.

Meyer began his college coaching career as a graduate assistant in 1986, coaching tight ends. His tally includes 11 bowl wins, the inaugural 2015 College Football Playoff among them. Meyer took a leave of absence after the 2009 season while at Florida after a health scare. Health was a factor then, too, but not the same issues that affected him this season. If Florida State is mired in mediocrity for the next two years, they could pull the plug and chase Meyer to see if he'd be interested in returning to the Sunshine State.

(The biggest difference between Meyer at Ohio State and Meyer at Florida is Ohio State's biggest rival, Michigan, was never able to beat him, whereas in the SEC Saban vanquished Meyer). He went 3-0 in those games. He won 90.1 percent of his games at Ohio State, the best percentage in school history, ahead of Jim Tressel (82.8), Bruce (75.5) and Woody Hayes (76.1). When asked about it at last week's Big Ten Championship Game, he dropped a "No comment".

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