Published: Wed, December 05, 2018
Sport | By Matt Richards

Urban Meyer retiring after the Rose Bowl

Urban Meyer retiring after the Rose Bowl

"The machine is still intact", Barton Simmons, 247 Sports' Director of Scouting, told CBS Sports.

"A myriad of factors contributed to Meyer's decision", Thamel wrote, "but sources say foremost among them was his happiness with the state of the Ohio State program he inherited seven years ago". He heads into the game with an 82-9 record during his Ohio State tenure, including a ideal record over archrival MI.

Day will receive a 5-year contract from Ohio State that's worth $4.5 million per season. During his suspension, the team was run by Day, the co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.

Meyer repeatedly said he planned on coaching in 2019, but uncertainty remained, even after Meyer seemed to improve in recent weeks and Ohio State won the Big Ten championship in beating Northwestern on Saturday.

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He came to Ohio State in 2012 and took over a program recovering from scandal. "And it's really important to understand who is staying behind".

Recruitment: Meyer was hired as the head football coach at Ohio State on November 28, 2011. It's also why this happened when it did.

"A detailed report issued by an investigative committee left a lasting stain, detailing behavior by Meyer that could easily have taken down a coach of lesser stature", AP reports. According to Rivals, Ohio State had the nation's No. 2 recruiting class in 2018, while UK's ranked 30th.

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The Buckeyes' staff is now out on the road recruiting.

And that promise goes beyond Day's promotion.

Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports broke the news on Twitter Tuesday morning. By my count, there are 28 players on the United Kingdom roster who hail from Ohio. Through the Big Ten championship game Young led the Buckeyes in sacks with 9.5, as well as tackles for loss with 14.5. Those four staffers were a big reason why. Turning a blind eye cemented Meyer as one of the college football coaches with bad reputations. "Stamper is a key figure behind the scenes in Columbus". That's especially the case because Meyer wasn't very good at TV.

Without Meyer in the picture, James Franklin isn't going to gain a huge advantage during this cycle.

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Gene Smith dropped a not-so-subtle hint in a conversation with The Athletic back in October. He wouldn't be going back to Bowling Green or a program like Utah when he took that job in 2003 and the National Football League doesn't appear to be an interest. With Day, they got to see their imagination brought to life every day.

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