Legendary Coach to Retire After Bowl Game

On Dec. 4, 2018, Ohio State’s head coach Urban Meyer announced that he would be retiring following the Rose Bowl. Meyer, who has apparently been under the weather all season, cited health for his reason to retire following the bowl game. Later that day, it was announced that offensive coordinator, Ryan Day, will take over Meyer’s position. Day went 3-0 in his stint with the Buckeyes earlier in the 2018 season when Meyer was suspended for his involvement in covering up domestic violence throughout his coaching staff. Off the field issues aside, Meyer will finish his career as one of the best college football coaches of all time. In a span of 17 years, Meyer won 189 games while only losing 32. Add three national championships to that mix, and you’re talking about one of the best coaches of all time. Of those three championships, the most impressive may be 2014 win with Ohio State. Coming into the first year of the College Football Playoff as the fourth seed, almost everyone wrote Ohio State off against Alabama in the first round. To add to his troubles, Meyer was starting his third string quarterback. Somehow, Meyer did the impossible and beat Alabama. They won the following game against Oregon to win the first ever College Football Playoff. This would be Meyer’s last national title. College football will not be the same without one of its greatest coaches next season, and it will be interesting to see how Ohio State competes without him. The Rose Bowl will be held on New Year’s Day this year, as Urban Meyer’s Ohio State Buckeyes take on the Washington Huskies. The game will be at four o’clock central time on ESPN.