"As hard time as that was, it didn't have as much of an impact on headaches, but it did have an impact".
With the news of Meyer retiring due to health concerns stemming from the arachnoid cyst in his brain, this retirement feels different and the last time Meyer coaches could be the 2019 Rose Bowl. Meyer fought through painful headaches and was visibly struggling during games this season, occasionally rubbing his head and bending over. Meyer had brain surgery to drain the cyst in the spring of 2014, and another surgery is an option for treatment.
Ohio State's national championship after the 2014 season put Meyer in elite company. Day has singed a five-year contract worth $4.5 million per year. Meyer said the cyst on his brain flared up in 2017, especially during the Penn State game, when his team almost lost to the then-No. You would need to wager $1,200 to win $100 if Meyer doesn't become the coach.
Ohio State had just hung 62 points on MI and Urban Meyer remained flawless against his program's most bitter rival, so you wouldn't expect the reality of his situation to hit him as he was swimming through fans on the Ohio Stadium turf. "I am grateful for the two seasons I've had as a part of his staff".
Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer walked off the field with his wife, Shelley Meyer, early Sunday, after defeating Northwestern in the Big Ten championship game in Indianapolis. The Huskies' last appearance in the Rose Bowl Game came following the 2000 season, when senior quarterback Marques Tuiasosopo led them to a 34-24 win against Purdue. He has nine conference titles in 14 seasons and has gone 10-3 in bowl competition. But the 54-year-old coach has previously cited health concerns.
Meyer's retirement comes on the heels of a tumultuous year in Columbus, Ohio, in which he was suspended for the first three games of the season after an investigation revealed that he mishandled domestic assault allegations made against former wide receivers coach Zach Smith, who was sacked in late June.
With a 186-32 record over 17 seasons, Meyer steps down with one of the best winning percentages in the history of college football. The Buckeyes returned to the CFP in 2016, losing in the Fiesta Bowl semifinal to Clemson. A long resume of turning teams around, championships at two schools, and a highly praised coaching career at Ohio State made him one of the highest-paid football coaches. Overall, Meyer went 65-15 overall at Florida and 36-12 in SEC play.
It's not the first time that Meyer's health has had an impact on his coaching career. "It has always been a dream of mine and many of our coaches and players to compete in the Rose Bowl".