Former U of U football coach to retire after Ohio State plays in Rose Bowl

FILE - In this April 14, 2018, file photo, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer watches the NCAA college football team's spring game in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State has placed Meyer on paid administrative leave while it investigates claims that his wife knew about allegations of abuse against an assistant coach years before he was fired last week. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)

(KUTV) — Ohio State says coach Urban Meyer, 54, will retire after the Rose Bowl.

The former University of Utah football coach will be replaced by the offensive coordinator Ryan Day, according to ESPN.

Meyer will officially announce his departure during a press conference Tuesday.

The Associated Press (AP) reports Meyer has said he suffers from debilitating headaches caused by an arachnoid cyst in his brain.

The 54-year-old has never coached in the Rose Bowl.

In 2004, Meyer lead Utah in an undefeated season and to Fiesta Bowl victory.

At Ohio State, Meyer was under scrutiny for the way he handled domestic violence allegations against an assistant coach.

Meyer said at Big Ten media days in Chicago that he was unaware of allegations made by the ex-wife, Courtney Smith, in 2015 against Zach Smith that were reported to the police.

Courtney Smith has also said she told Meyer's wife, Shelley, about the incidents in 2015.

Urban Meyer says his intention at media day was not to say anything inaccurate and he apologized, the AP reported.


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