Ohio State says coach Urban Meyer will retire after Rose Bowl
(CBSNews) -- Ohio State coach Urban Meyer will retire after the team plays Pac-12 champ Washington in the 105th edition of the Rose Bowl game on New Years Day, the school said Tuesday. Offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Ryan Day will take over as head coach.
A news conference was scheduled for Tuesday afternoon.
Ohio State finished sixth in the race for four playoff spots despite winning the Big Ten title for the third time in five years. The Buckeyes trounced Northwestern 45-24 on Saturday night, one week after routing archrival Michigan in their annual showdown.
CBSSports.com reports Meyer's teams went 85-9 in his seven seasons as Ohio State coach, including a 55-4 Big Ten record.
Earlier this year, Ohio State suspended Meyer for three games for failing to take sufficient management action relating to former assistant coach Zach Smith's misconduct. The announcement followed an investigation into his handling of accusations of domestic violence made against Smith.
CBSSports.com reports that Meyer also grappled with health problems this year. He admitted during the season that a previously-revealed cyst on his brain was causing him problems but said that he was managing the pain.