Urban Meyer Retiring after the Rose Bowl

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--Ohio State Head Football Coach Urban Meyer will step down after the Rose Bowl.

The university is set to hold a press conference Tuesday afternoon to make the announcement official. Co-Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks Coach Ryan Day will take over after Meyer's departure.

Meyer was hired in 2012 by Athletics Director Gene Smith, after taking one year off of coaching, and serving as a commentator on ESPN.

Meyer went 82-9 at Ohio State, 7-0 against Michigan, and won four Big Ten Conference Championships.

Meyer previously won two national Championships at the University of Florida, he also coached at the University of Utah and Bowling Green State University.

His coaching career began as an assistant coach at Ohio State under Earle Bruce.

Following the announcement on Tuesday, Athletics Director Gene Smith talked to 610-WTVN's Lori Schmidt about the decision by Meyer, and the move to make Day the coach:

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Gene Smith on Meyer Retirement, Ryan Day Hire

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