Details Emerge From Urban Meyer’s Meeting With Ohio State Players

Details Emerge From Urban Meyer’s Meeting With Ohio State Players

first_imgA closeup of Urban Meyer on Ohio State's sideline.INDIANAPOLIS, IN – DECEMBER 02: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks on as they play the Wisconsin Badgers during the first half of the the Big Ten Championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 2, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)This morning, Ohio State announced that Urban Meyer will be officially retiring as the team’s head coach in a press conference this afternoon.Meyer has been the head coach of the Buckeyes since 2012. He will coach in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1, but then offensive coordinator Ryan Day will take over as the head man.There were rumors for a while that this might be Meyer’s final season in Columbus. He was suspended earlier this season for three games in the wake of the Zach Smith fiasco and has been dealing with health problems as well.Before Ohio State went public with this news, Meyer addressed his team. ESPN’s Marty Smith has some details on how this happened.According to Meyer, the room was “quiet and collectively shocked.” More importantly, several staff members were told they will be retained by Day.Urban Meyer addressed Ohio State team this morning.I’m told room was quiet and collectively shocked.Some key staff members were told they will be retained under new HC Ryan Day.Guys like strength coach Mickey Marotti & Asst AD Player Personnel Mark Pantoni are vital to program— Marty Smith (@MartySmithESPN) December 4, 2018The part about staff members being retained is a key one, as Pantoni and Mariotti are well-established at OSU.It will be interesting to see what happens with defensive coordinator Greg Schiano. Schiano’s defenses have been much maligned over the last two seasons, and he could look for a new job elsewhere.Stay tuned for more info on Meyer’s retirement throughout the day.last_img

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