Rather than go through the all the unwanted fuss of hiring a search firm and looking for Meyer's replacement, the Buckeyes already have one in Day, their 39-year-old offensive coordinator.
Ohio State Athletic Director Gene Smith said during a Tuesday afternoon press conference that Meyer will move into a new role at Ohio State where he will guide all coaches to maximize their results. He has an arachnoid cyst in his brain that causes severe headaches. Day took over for Meyer after he was suspended for the first three games of the season for mishandling domestic abuse allegations against former wide receivers coach Zach Smith.
Losing a coach who won 82 of 91 games in Columbus, captured three national titles over a 17-year career and developed endless NFL talent isn't ideal for the Buckeyes. Much like Meyer's health concerns about his heart were real in the past, there remains a pocket of college football fans who don't believe it and they think Meyer will be back on the sideline in the future.
The Buckeyes' strong finish this season belied on-the-field problems that made for a stressful season for Meyer and his staff.
Meyer guided Ohio State to the national championship in 2014 after doing so at Florida in 2006 and 2008.
"We lost a week of recruiting and the signing day's coming up", Meyer continued. I love Ohio State; I love our players.
Ohio State's 2018 football season will end the way it began: With Urban Meyer not the Buckeyes coach.
But perhaps most important to Ohio State fans, Meyer is a ideal 7-0 against rival MI. Ohio State boasts the country's No. 12 class right now. Meyer has been one of the best recruiters in college football over the last 20 years.
"I've seen him coach in spring practice and he's one of the more chill coaches", Wilson said. During his suspension, the team was run by Day, the co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Seven years was the longest he lasted at any of the four schools where he coached, following two seasons as Bowling Green, two at Utah and six at Florida.
Urban Meyer is retiring.
As of now United Kingdom has four commitments for 2019 out of OH - safety Moses Douglass and defensvie tackle Isaiah Gibson from Springfield; wide receiver JaVonte Richardson from Maple Heights and defensive tackle Cavon Butler from Toledo.