Meyer to step down as OSU head coach

COLUMBUS — Urban Meyer is officially retiring from coaching today.

A news conference was called for Tuesday morning in Columbus where Meyer announced his retirement, which will take effect Jan. 2 following the Buckeyes’ appearance in the Rose Bowl.

Along with the announcement from OSU that Meyer would retire, he was expected to be joined at the press conference by current offensive coordinator who will take over as head coach.

Rumors surrounding Meyer’s future had swirled all season. He was suspended for the entire month of August and the first three games after an investigation deemed he mismanaged an employee, Zach Smith.

Since his return, Meyer has guided the Buckeyes to a 9-1 record and last weekend’s Big Ten Championship and the berth in the aforementioned Rose Bowl where they’ll take on Washington.

Meyer posted an 82-9 during his tenure in Columbus, winning a national championship in 2014. He’s won three Big Ten Championships, too.

Day, who has been the co-offensive coordinator, served as the interim coach during Meyer’s suspension.