Ohio State Athletic Director Gene Smith said during a Tuesday afternoon press conference that Meyer will move into a new role at Ohio State where he will guide all coaches to maximize their results. Big college football programs pay big bucks for that kind of success, and Ohio State is no exception. The team was 3-0 under him to start the 2018 season. He was mentioned as a candidate for college head-coaching jobs this year but never strongly pursued any.
Meyer is 82-9 in seven seasons at Ohio State.
Look, everyone knew Urban Meyer's time at Ohio State was coming close to an end because he'd gone all Urban Florida on us. Ohio State appointed a special group to investigate the situation, and after several weeks determined that Meyer had not acted properly in keeping Smith on staff despite a history of troubling behavior and did not represent the school well when he failed to tell the truth while answering questions about Smith's past during Big Ten media days in late July.
At Ohio State, however, that's kind of hard because OSU has had a College Football Hall of Fame head coach at the helm for 67 of the last 68 years.
Ohio State followed that with five straight wins, including a rout of archrival MI that gave the Buckeyes another division title and a win over Northwestern in the Big Ten Championship. However, his time on the sidelines is ending on January 1, 2019, after he coaches the Buckeyes in the Rose Bowl.
What makes you think they didn't? The university plans to announce offensive coordinator Ryan Day will be Meyer's permanent replacement.
Ohio State could have spent much of the season watching other coaches, but in each of those instances, the university would have had to imagine those coaches at OSU. And none of it was bad.
How will Ryan Day do at Ohio State?
The unit's finest performance came when it needed it most.
Super Bowl XXXV-winning head coach Bill Billick and XTECH Protective Equipment co-founder Bob Broderick on the technology used to improve the padding used for football players. With or without Meyer to contend with, that's not likely to change. I went to the Big Ten Championship, and that's because Urban wanted me there. A startling blowout loss at unranked Purdue on October 20 pushed Ohio State to the fringe of the national championship chase and prompted questions about Meyer's future.