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Team: Ohio State Buckeyes
Age / DOB:  (54) / 7/10/1964

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The Sporting News' Michael McCarthy reports that FOX Sports is nearing a deal with former Ohio State HC Urban Meyer.
According to McCarthy, Meyer is being given the option to either work in the broadcast booth or as a studio analyst. It's not immediately clear which role he would prefer, here. If you're getting a sense of deja vu, it's because we have already been through a similar song-and-dance with Meyer following his Florida retirement back in 2011. He spent the next year as a broadcaster before resurfacing on the sidelines as Ohio State's head coach. We'll have to wait and see if a television gig once again serves as a slight breather before a jump out of retirement. Meyer hung up the headset for a second time -- and allegedly for good -- following OSU's win over Washington in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1. Jan 17 - 7:10 PM

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Ohio State HC Urban Meyer will become the assistant AD at the school after the Rose Bowl against Washington.

Meyer announced that he'd be retiring on December 4 after the game, and AD Gene Smith told reporters that Meyer would remain with the university in some capacity. He's also apparently going to teach a character and leadership course at the school, but that will be small potatoes compared to the assistant athletic director position. We'll see how long Meyer sticks with this position before he gets the coaching urge again.
Source: CBS Sports
Sat, Dec 22, 2018 08:09:00 PM

Ohio State HC Urban Meyer will teach a character and leadership course at the Fisher College of Business at Ohio State.

This doesn't change his football coaching outlook -- he's staying retired as the head coach -- but it's still a news worthy report. Meyer was extremely tone deaf this Summer in responses to the horrible allegations surrounding one of the members of his coaching staff, and the general response to his new job have been largely negative.
Source: 10 TV
Thu, Dec 20, 2018 09:01:00 PM

Retiring Ohio State HC Urban Meyer and AD Gene Smith both indicated that Meyer might remain with the university in a new capacity.

Meyer said that he is hopeful to "stay involved" in a "new capacity," while Smith said that he is looking forward to continuing to work with Meyer in a different role. It would appear at least initially that his retirement might not be a total one. He said that he does not believe he will coach again in the future, though it should be noted that he also referred to the question as a "complicated" one.
Tue, Dec 4, 2018 05:09:00 PM

Retiring Ohio State HC Urban Meyer said, "I believe I will not coach again."

Meyer stepped into retirement on Tuesday. When asked whether he was done coaching, he referred to the question as "complicated" but also more definitively answered that he does not see it as being in the cards. Always subject to change, of course. Bovada has already released odds on whether he will be coaching with the Browns next fall (he's +600), but we don't see Cleveland as a realistic destination even if Meyer did want to return to the sideline immediately. He has never coached in the NFL and would be joining a team which has a fair amount of work to do before it could contend for a legitimate playoff run.
Tue, Dec 4, 2018 02:39:00 PM

Ohio State HC Urban Meyer will retire after the Buckeyes play in the Rose Bowl against Washington.

There was already talk of Meyer stepping down after the 2019 season prior to the school's announcement. Looks like it will be sooner than that. OSU has already tabbed OC Ryan Day to serve as head coach following Meyer's upcoming retirement. The 2018 season was a fraught one for the legendary coach. He opened the campaign sitting out on a three-game suspension stemming from mismanagement of the situation of former WR coach Zach Smith, and openly spoke about his health issues after returning to the team. Meyer has been pained by severe headaches relating to a congenital arachnoid cyst in his brain, headaches which sometimes flared during games. He finishes his career with the Buckeyes having posted a superlative 82-9 record across seven seasons in Columbus, winning the 2014 title along the way. If this is indeed Meyer's last coaching stop, he steps down the owner of a career 186-32 record, with three total championships (two at Florida, one at Ohio State).
Source: USA Today
Tue, Dec 4, 2018 11:06:00 AM

Football Scoop's Scott Roussel reports that Ohio State HC Urban Meyer has told AD Gene Smith that he does not plan on coaching beyond the 2019 season.

Roussel hears that Meyer "continues to contemplate his future on an ongoing basis" and that he will likely address the matter at some point after the Big Ten Championship Game. It's been a rough year for the coach, who was put through the ringer following the firing of WR coach Zach Smith back in August and has been battling aggressive in-season headaches caused by a congenital arachnoid cyst in his brain. Should Meyer step down at some point -- be it this coming offseason or after the 2019 campaign -- OSU OC Ryan Day could be in line for a promotion.
Fri, Nov 30, 2018 01:03:00 PM

In the penultimate release of the College Football Playoff rankings, Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame, Georgia, Oklahoma and Ohio State ranked Nos. 1-6.

We have our pieces on the board, now. Just a matter of seeing how they fall. The most notable move, here, came from Ohio State, which jumped from No. 10 to No. 6 after destroying Michigan over the weekend. As for the matchups all will be facing this weekend, before the final set of rankings is released and our Playoff field is locked in -- Alabama and Georgia will dance in the SEC Championship Game, Clemson will tango with Pitt in the ACC Championship Game, Oklahoma will take on Texas in the Big 12 Championship Game and Ohio State will clash with Northwestern in the Big Ten Championship Game. Notre Dame, as an Independent, will not be playing in a championship game. Their spot in the final quartet is already essentially assured.
Tue, Nov 27, 2018 07:24:00 PM

Ohio State HC Urban Meyer said he plans to coach the Buckeyes in 2019.

Meyer was addressing multiple reports from last week that stated that 2018 would be Meyer's last season in Columbus. Eleven Warriors described Monday's press conference as "light-hearted." Meyer was asked about his health, well-being, future and happiness, and, per Eleven Warriors, he repeatedly answered "good" with a smile. The dominant win over Michigan appears to have reinvigorated Ohio State's coach.
Mon, Nov 26, 2018 01:29:00 PM

The latest AP Poll: 1) Alabama, 2) Clemson, 3) Notre Dame, 4) Georgia, 5) Oklahoma, 6) Ohio State, 7) UCF, 8) Michigan, 9) Texas, and 10) Washington.

After Ohio State's smashing of the Wolverines, the Buckeyes move up four spots while Michigan drops four spots. Washington climbs back into the top-10 after beating Washington State (now tied for No. 12), and they will be favorites to beat Utah (No. 17) in the Pac-12 Championship. LSU (tied for No. 12) and West Virginia (No. 15) took a step back after losing in insanely high scoring games. Utah State dropped out of the top-25 with Fresno State (No. 25) and Boise State (No. 19) set to square off in the Mountain West Championship.
Source: AP News
Sun, Nov 25, 2018 02:41:00 PM

Ohio State HC Urban Meyer said that the university is considering legal action against Stadium reporter Brett McMurphy.

McMurphy reported on Tuesday that the precipitating incident that led to the transfer of OSU WR Trevon Grimes was an exchange with former WR coach Zach Smith in September of 2017 in which Smith allegedly used racial epithets. This was told to McMurphy by Grimes' father. The wideout transferred to Florida last winter. Meyer is being accused of helping to cover up all of this reported ugliness. He responded to that accusation on Tuesday, calling it, "the most preposterous thing I've ever heard" and then passing along the kicker -- that Ohio State was exploring legal avenues in which to possibly go after McMurphy. If you'll recall, it was also McMurphy's reporting which in part opened the door for Meyer's three-game suspension to open the season.
Tue, Nov 13, 2018 02:38:00 PM

Ohio State HC Urban Meyer told Yahoo Sports that despite severe headaches caused by a congenital arachnoid cyst in his brain, he has no plans to stop coaching in the near future.

Meyer's personal doctor, Andrew Thomas, told Yahoo that Meyer suffers from "aggressive" headaches due to the cyst. Thomas explained that the headaches have been flaring up more recently over the past two years. We saw this tangibly when Ohio State played Indiana on Oct. 6, with Meyer being forced to kneel down on the sideline because the pain was too intense. He underwent brain surgery in 2014 to remove fluid and alleviate pressure caused by the cyst. Meyer relayed to Yahoo Sports that he has "learned to manage [his symptoms] and monitor [them] with medication" since his surgery and that he is "optimistic that this time won’t be any different."
Tue, Oct 30, 2018 03:40:00 PM

Football Scoop reports that there is growing "friction" within the Ohio State football program.

Football Scoop notes that much of the friction involves HC Urban Meyer and Athletic Director Gene Smith, and that there's a "a tension that hasn’t been present in previous years." Some of this assuredly has to do with the handling of the Zach Smith firing/the suspension of Meyer for the first three games of the season. This is a situation that could fester for the remainder of the season for the Buckeyes. Stay tuned.
Mon, Oct 22, 2018 03:52:00 PM

Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith denied that OC Ryan Day will be the head coach-in-waiting.

Smith put these rumors to rest by saying, "We obviously are appreciative of Coach Day’s great work, and hope he continues to be one of our offensive coordinators for a long time, but we are more than confident Coach Meyer will be our head coach for quite some time." Somehow Meyer will remain the head coach and relatively unscathed after a short suspension. Ohio State travels to No. 10 Penn State next week.
Sun, Sep 23, 2018 11:42:00 AM

Ohio State HC Urban Meyer said he made a "bad decision" in hiring Zach Smith.

Meyer also admitted he "couldn't recall" why he didn't tell athletic director Gene Smith about Smith's past. This was all said during an ESPN interview as Meyer is trying to repair his image throughout the country. Meyer's three game suspension is now over and he is set to return with the team for this week's cupcake matchup against Tulane.
Source: ESPN
Sun, Sep 16, 2018 11:03:00 AM