Urban Meyer: I don’t believe I will coach again
Urban Meyer coached his final game at Ohio State in Tuesday’s 28-23 win over Washington in the Rose Bowl, though he stopped short of guaranteeing he is retiring for good.
Meyer’s Buckeyes beat the Huskies to close out a 13-1 season. After the game, Meyer was interviewed by ESPN’s Tom Rinaldi and was asked whether he would coach anywhere else in the future.
“I don’t believe that’s going to happen. I’m going to enjoy tonight. I don’t believe I’m going to coach again,” Meyer said.
Meyer seems to have been pushed out by Ohio State due to his handling of former assistant Zach Smith. He will be giving way to Ryan Day, who coached Ohio State to a 3-0 record during Meyer’s suspension.
When asked last month if he was sure he would retire, he said he was “fairly certain” he would not coach again. Meyer is still only 54 years old, so he easily should have at least 10 years left as a coach if he still wants to do it. He’s also leaving the door open for a potential return.
For now, Meyer is expected to serve as an assistant AD at Ohio State.