Urban Meyer will retire from Ohio State after bowl game

Urban Meyer head coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes football team, Photo Date: 11/30/2013 / Cropped Photo: Adam Glanzman / CC BY 2.0 / (MGN)
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio State says coach Urban Meyer will retire after the Rose Bowl.

That's set for New Year's Day between the Buckeyes and Washington, Huskies.

Ohio State has shared that coach Urban Meyer will announce his retirement at a 2 p.m. ET press conference on Tuesday.

Meyer will be succeeded by offensive coordinator Ryan Day. Also in attendance at the press conference will be athletic director Gene Smith.

Meyer's teams went 85-9 in his seven seasons as Ohio State coach, including a 55-4 Big Ten record. He has three national championships on his resume, including one with OSU in 2014 and two with Florida in 2006 and 2008.

His retirement comes on the heels of a tumultuous season in Columbus, Ohio. Meyer was suspended for the first three games of the season after an investigation revealed that he mishandled domestic assault allegations made against former wide receivers coach Zach Smith, who was fired in late June.

After returning to the sideline, Meyer fought through headaches and was visibly struggling during games, occasionally rubbing his head and bending over. He admitted during the season that a previously-revealed cyst on his brain was causing him problems but that he was managing the pain and planned to coach next year.

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