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Cris Carter opens up on Urban Meyer's alarming health issues

Ohio State University football coach Urban Meyer to announce retirement Urban Meyer Retiring As Ohio State Football Coach
| 05 December, 2018, 02:47

Meyer, who has generally received positive press, particularly from ESPN, for whom he worked for a year as an analyst, found himself the subject of a series of ugly headlines earlier this season over his handling of assistant coach Zach Smith, the grandson of Earle Bruce, a former Ohio State coach and a mentor of Meyer.

"At the end of the day, I'm very convinced that you're going to be judged on how you are as a husband and as a father and not on how many bowl games we won", Meyer said at a campus news conference.

Michael Thomas, a receiver who plays for the New Orleans Saints, tweeted that he sheds a tear when thinking about the impact Meyer had on his life and others.

He finished 82-9 at Ohio State with a 54-4 mark in Big Ten games.

Meyer's health issues could be one of the reasons for his retirement. The 54-year-old has battled the effects of an arachnoid cyst on his brain, which causes severe headaches, especially when under stress.

Ohio State announced this morning that Meyer will retire after the Rose Bowl.

Offensive coordinator Ryan Day is expected to take over as Ohio State head coach. He also won titles at Florida in 2006 and 2008. I'm a graduate of Ohio State.


Meyer led the Buckeyes to an undefeated record in his first season at the helm in 2012, one in which the program was barred from a bowl game due to NCAA sanctions.

The former National Football League wide receiver, who was coached by Meyer at Ohio State, opened up about the head coach's situation on FOX Sports 1 today. Day served as Ohio State's co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach in 2017 before being promoted to the primary coordinator and playcalling role this season. Urban Meyer, he really can't coach.

The school, which was already embroiled in separate scandals involving alleged sex abuse by a now-deceased athletics doctor and a diving coach, put Meyer on leave August 1. Meyer recorded his second ideal 12-0 season.

Taking Meyer at his word that he is fairly certain he will never coach again means forgetting he's been down this road before only to come back.

"It's a complicated question, and I'll try to answer it the best I can", Meyer said. But just like at Florida cracks began to emerge at Ohio State.

Meyer, among the elite coaches in college football and one of its highest paid, has coached at Ohio State for seven seasons.

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