Urban Meyer stepping away from Ohio State should come as no surprise

Urban Meyer

Ohio State’s Urban Meyer to Retire from Coaching UPI

A former defensive back at Cincinnati, Meyer's swift rise to coaching prominence prior to Florida was evident in his two years at Utah. When Meyer started at Bowling Green, the team had only won two games the previous season. Meyer worked as a TV analyst for ESPN for one year before taking the Buckeyes job. CFT had caught wind of speculation that it wouldn't be surprising at all if Meyer were not the Buckeyes' head coach next season, whispers that grew a little louder given the embarrassing loss in West Lafayette this and what some have described as Meyer's "anguished... emotional... erratic" sideline demeanor. Two years later he won his third national title by leading the Buckeyes in the first-ever College Football Playoffs.

Those are pretty long odds against the Browns hiring Meyer, who does have some scandal factor and health issues involved in his departure from Ohio State.

Smith applauded Meyer's level of success - he has an 82-9 record in seven seasons - and impact at Ohio State. Ohio State's backup quarterback Tate Martell assured Ohio State fans everything is going to be just fine. Meyer said the cyst on his brain flared up in 2017, especially during the Penn State game, when his team almost lost to the then-No. Meyer allegedly was made aware of the domestic abuse but chose not to follow up on it. Meyer ultimately was suspended for the Buckeyes' summer program and the first three games of the 2018 season.

These past few months, like the coach's career in total, have been successful yet complicated.

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Miami - For the same reasons Meyer would make a lot of sense at Florida State because of the recruiting benefits and path to the playoff, Miami could be a flawless post-retirement home. Day has singed a five-year contract worth $4.5 million per year. But when he resigned from the job, he left part of that money behind.

Ohio State finished the 2018 season at No. 6. He reportedly resides in OH with his wife in a massive 12,000-square-foot mansion.

In a rather unnecessary move, one of the bonuses has Ohio State agreeing to pay Day $50,000 if he were to win the Big Ten Coach of the Year Award.

He says the headaches he suffers from the cyst that he has in his brain became severe last season during Ohio State's game at Penn State and have become a persistent problem this season. It's suspected that this is a major reason for his retirement. "As hard time as that was, it didn't have as much of an impact on headaches, but it did have an impact".

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