Report: Urban Meyer to become assistant AD at Ohio State
Urban Meyer may be ending his tenure as Ohio State’s football coach, but his time with Buckeyes athletics will continue.
Cleveland.com’s Doug Lesmerises reported on Saturday that Meyer will become Ohio State’s assistant athletic director after the Rose Bowl.
Meyer will have an office in the school’s administration building rather than the football building, which is expected to allow Ryan Day to have his space as the program’s new head coach. Athletic director Gene Smith says he will reach out to Meyer if he feels the coach is interfering with Day’s ability to grow into the role.
According to the report, Meyer will help work with Ohio State’s coaches across all sports. He will also do speaking engagements and fundraising for the school.
Meyer announced earlier this month that the Rose Bowl would be his last game as Ohio State’s coach and that Ryan Day would take over thereafter. Despite the announcement, Meyer has not definitively said he is done coaching.