Urban Meyer’s time as the Ohio State Buckeyes head coach is coming to an end. He will coach his final game as the Buckeyes’ head coach at the Rose Bowl. Yahoo Sports reported that he will step down following the game.
Ohio State coach Urban Meyer plans to step down and will coach his final game in the Rose Bowl, sources told Yahoo Sports.
A myriad of factors contributed to Meyer’s decision, but sources say foremost among them was his happiness with the state of the Ohio State program he inherited seven years ago. Meyer, 54, will be replaced by Ryan Day, the 39-year-old offensive coordinator who served as Ohio State’s interim coach earlier this season. The university will announce Day as the permanent replacement on Tuesday, and the team was scheduled to be informed in a meeting early Tuesday morning.
The decision comes at the end of a tumultuous year for Meyer, as he’s battled health issues and a suspension at the start of the season after an investigation into allegations of illegal and illicit behavior by a former assistant.
Better late than never. Meyer should have been fired before the season for his handling of multiple domestic violence allegations against one of his assistants. Something tells me that we unfortunately haven’t seen the last of Meyer.