Shelley Meyer expressed her desire for her husband to leave the coaching profession after the Buckeyes’ 28-23 win against Washington.
Urban Meyer, who will be succeeded by Buckeyes offensive coordinator Ryan Day, will become an assistant athletic director at Ohio State and will co-teach a course titled Leadership and Character in Ohio State’s Fisher College of Business this spring.
Shelley Meyer said that she thinks Urban’s new role as an assistant AD will be a good fit because it will keep him busy and around the program’s players. Although she called the change “bittersweet,” she said she welcomed her husband taking on a job that doesn’t come with the stress of being a head football coach.
She spoke before the game:
— NICK HAMILTON (@NickHamiltonLA) January 2, 2019
“It’s an end to something that we’ve been doing for a long, long, long time,” she said. “I’m sad, but I’m really happy for him because this is what needed to happen right now.
“He’s been fun again. He’s back to the Urban I knew when he wasn’t so stressed out and anxious and having headaches.”
Hopefully this is the last time we see these two on the field.
— Kevin Noon (@Kevin_Noon) January 2, 2019
But who knows if Urban will coach again.
Listen to your wife Urban!