Ohio State's Urban Meyer to retire

Urban Meyer

Meyer, who announced his retirement from Ohio State on Tuesday, went 7-1 as a head coach against the Lions, including some tormenting wins over the past four years. There will be no coaching search, no wild speculation about why this happened now and what it means. Not every coach fits perfectly into every situation, though Meyer could probably fit anywhere.

This is it-until it isn't. Mark Richt will be 59 next season and isn't on the hot seat, but if the program stalls out in the next two years, Richt could choose to retire, opening up a spot for Meyer to swoop in. This time around, the coach is calling it a retirement, rather than a resignation, but even that language proffers only a weak argument that Meyer is finished coaching for good. He then revealed later in the season that he has been dealing with an arachnoid cyst in his brain for 20 years, causing severe headaches and necessitating brain surgery in 2014.

"I don't see him coaching again". His coaching wisdom and his elite ability to motivate and prepare a team is something everyone on this staff not only appreciates, but learns from and carries forward.

It had been reported in late October that there was "friction" between Meyer/the football staff "and athletics leadership as well as within the program itself"; the head coach subsequently attempted to knock down that report, for what it's worth.

Meyer's career record is one of the best ever for a head coach. Which brings us to the next question.

After beginning his head coaching career at Bowling Green, Meyer moved on to Utah and had a ideal 12-0 season in 2004 before stepping into the spotlight when he accepted the top job at Florida in 2005.

It is probably unfair to expect anyone, including Meyer himself, to duplicate what he did in his seven seasons at Ohio State.

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"[Ohio State] will remain a top school of mine, but I feel the need to explore my options and take a closer look at other Universities".

His time at Ohio State wasn't without controversy.

Reports of Meyer's retirement were denied by Gene Smith on Friday, a day before the Buckeyes beat Northwestern for the Big Ten championship.

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Among all the traditional powers, none has been better at maintaining a high level of success than Ohio State. He will step down after the Rose Bowl on January 1. That was thanks in large part to Haskins, who completed 70.2% of his passes (348 of 496) on the year, throwing for 4,580 yards, 47 touchdowns and just eight interceptions-in just his first season of appreciable playing time.

Ohio State fans will likely agree with Day's assessment. "Number one, win the rivalry game".

Ohio State followed that with five straight wins, including a rout of archrival MI that gave the Buckeyes another division title and then pulled away for an easy win over Northwestern in the Big Ten Championship. However, I have to think this is his last stop, because it's the second time he's stepped down due to medical issues.

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