Urban Meyer planning to retire from coaching following season?
Urban Meyer’s health once again became a topic of discussion after he was seen putting his hands on his head and looking like he was in pain during Saturday’s thrilling win over Maryland, and talk that this could be the coach’s last season with Ohio State is picking up steam.
According to Colin Cowherd of FOX Sports, Meyer is planning to retire at the end of the 2018 season. Cowherd said on his show Monday that he heard that from two separate sources, citing both Meyer’s health and his current relationship with administrators at Ohio State.
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“There is a fissure there between the administration and Urban Meyer,” Cowherd said. “He doesn’t always feel that they have had his back.”
Meyer has had health issues throughout his coaching career. After he went down to his knees during a game earlier this season, he revealed that he suffers from headaches that are caused by a cyst he has had on his brain for years. He said the issue is one that needs to be monitored by doctors.
In 2010, Meyer experienced chest pains before he decided to leave his job at Florida to spend time with his family. He has been publicly accused of exaggerating the issues to get what he wants in his career, which is something his family has passionately defended him over.
Of course, Meyer’s reputation has also taken a huge hit this year after he was accused of helping to cover up domestic violence allegations against a longtime member of his coaching staff. While Meyer is still young by head coaching standards at age 54, it would not be shocking if he took some time off after this year.