The hearts of Ohio State fans across the country broke on Tuesday after The Ohio State University announced the retirement of head coach Urban Meyer, originally reported by Adam Schefter.
Urban Meyer is retiring as Ohio State’s head coach. OC Ryan Day is taking over.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 4, 2018
Urban Meyer has a career record of 82-9 record with Ohio State, which includes a perfect 12-0 season in 2012 and an overall coaching record of 186-32. It is without question that he is one of the greatest coaches of all time.
Meyer is 11-3 in bowl games appearances, and won three national championships, winning his first two at the University of Florida and winning the first ever College Football Playoff National Championship in a blowout game against Heisman winner Marcus Mariota and the Oregon Ducks in 2015. Urban Meyer would finish his Ohio State Career going 7-0 against Michigan, and having 3 BIG10 Championship wins that the Buckeyes have appeared in throughout the past five years.
Urban’s main goal was always to make Ohio State one of the premier teams in the country as he stated in his press conference Tuesday afternoon:
"My goal has always been to make this one of the premier and most comprehensive programs in America."
–Urban Meyer's statement on retiring from coaching at Ohio State pic.twitter.com/djDCskTflw
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) December 4, 2018
If there’s any message that can be said, it’s that Urban Meyer sure as hell made good on his word that he’d make Ohio State a household name and one of the most powerful teams there has been in a long time.
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