Urban Meyer retiring at Ohio State

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Ohio State will be led moving forward by Ryan Day, who will take over the program on January 2. Spence would be suspended for the Buckeyes' bowl game that year, however, after failing a drug test. And because he's an OH native and popular figure in the state, it only makes sense to project Meyer having interest in the open Cleveland Browns position. And then there is the arachnoid cyst that puts pressure on the coach's brain and sometimes causes the kind of headaches that dropped him to one knee on the sidelines during the IN game earlier this season.

He said Meyer will be staying with the university in a new capacity, working with coaches and athletes, but he was not specific about the role.

He's 54, still relatively young, and though the arachnoid cyst on his brain seemed to be exhibiting painful symptoms this season, the condition isn't something life threatening-and, more crucially, those symptoms will likely subside with some minimal medical intervention.

I believe I don't believe him. In 17 seasons at Bowling Green, Utah, Florida and Ohio State, he has compiled a 186-32 record.

Meyer led the Gators to national championships in 2006 and 2008 and went 13-1 three times at UF (also in 2009).

Meyer, who denied friction with athletics director Gene Smith, plans to retire from coaching, according to a release from Ohio State distributed Tuesday morning.

For the most part, recruits have been receptive to Day's ascension to head coach.

Brown was coach at Texas for 16 years and there were times he expected to face Meyer's Florida teams in national championship games. Yes, the Buckeyes exploited the Wolverines' elite defense in The Game, but that doesn't take away from the strides MI has made.

Coach Meyer will be announcing his retirement at an afternoon press conference, and coach Ryan Day will be introduced as head coach. His career winning percentage is the best in program history, and while at Florida, he became the first coach in FBS history with consecutive 13-win seasons.

Urban Meyer says leading the Buckeyes in the Rose Bowl is a bucket list item for him.

A report issued by an investigative committee left a lasting stain, detailing behavior by Meyer that could have taken down a coach of lesser stature.

Florida State - Willie Taggart just finished his first season at Florida State and it resulted in the Seminoles 36-year bowl streak being snapped. Meyer will start feeling better, and then he'll get bored, fast; he's not the kind of retired coach fans will get accustomed to seeing out for a grocery run or at the local auto wash.

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