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Urban Meyer stepping down at Ohio State

04 December 2018, 04:26 | Charlene Valdez

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During a game against IN earlier this year, Meyer dropped to one knee on the sidelines due to the level of discomfort.

Ryan Day, who now is Ohio State's offensive coordinator, will take over as the Buckeyes' head coach on January 2.

Coach Meyer will be announcing his retirement at an afternoon press conference, and coach Ryan Day will be introduced as head coach.

Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes walks the side lines in the game against the Northwestern Wildcats in the first quarter at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 01, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

At 54, Meyer is relatively young for a football coach, but health issues reportedly played a role in his decision. News conference at 2 p.m. today in Columbus.

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Less than a year later, he was hired at Ohio State. This also isn't the first time Meyer has stepped away from coaching. Meyer's seventh season with Ohio State has been a controversial one that started with a three-game suspension for his handling of assistant Zach Smith's domestic violence arrest.

Day is finishing his second season as Ohio State's offensive coordinator.

His time at Ohio State wasn't without controversy.

Meyer, who led the Buckeyes to the first College Football Playoff national championship in 2014 and just guided their third Big Ten title game win last Saturday night, is believed to be stepping down due to health reasons. He has gone 81-9 in seven seasons at OSU, and 185-32 overall including stops for two years at Bowling Green, two at Utah and six at Florida. Meyer has about $38 million left on his contract.

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