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WATCH: OSU's Meyer formally announces retirement

Posted at 11:06 AM, Dec 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-04 15:16:07-05

At a 2 p.m. news conference on Tuesday, OSU head football coach Urban Meyer formally announced that he is retiring from coaching after Ohio State’s appearance in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1, 2019.

Watch the complete news conference in the video player above.

The 2 p.m. news conference included Meyer, Senior Vice President and Athletics Director Gene Smith and offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Ryan Day. In addition to Meyer’s retirement announcement, Smith named Day as the 25th head coach for OSU’s football program, beginning Jan. 2, 2019.

Meyer, who led the Buckeyes to their third Big Ten title game on Saturday, is believed to be stepping down due to health reasons.

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The Buckeyes coach has dealt for years with a congenital arachnoid cyst in his brain that causes what his doctor has called aggressive headaches. Meyer had surgery to address the issue in the spring of 2014.

Meyer was 81-9 with a national championship at Ohio State after six years at Florida, where he won two national titles, according to the Associated Press.

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