Urban Meyer’s daughters defend him against media after big announcement
Urban Meyer announced on Tuesday that he will step down as the head coach of Ohio State following the Rose Bowl, and there has been a lot of talk about the recent hit his reputation has taken playing a role in his decision. As they have done many times in the past, Meyer’s daughters defended him against that narrative.
Meyer’s younger daughter, Gigi, took direct aim at the media. She shared some photos of the Meyer family along with a message that read, “A legacy isn’t shattered in a couple months and a legacy most certainly isn’t determined by the media.”
— Gigi Meyer (@GG_40) December 5, 2018
Nicki Meyer, Urban’s oldest of three children, retweeted Gigi’s message in addition to some stories former players shared about the way Urban impacted their lives.
Stories like this one from former Ohio State linebacker Darron Lee (2013-15) on retiring Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer are a part of what makes college football so great. pic.twitter.com/dkmOJjoNRF
— Garrett Stepien (@GarrettStepien) December 5, 2018
Nicki also said she can’t wait to have Urban back home with his family full time.
What a run! So incredibly proud. Welcoming our daddy and Buddy back to us full time with open arms. pic.twitter.com/8wbjZTGf2g
— Nicki Meyer Dennis (@Nicki_07) December 4, 2018
Meyer’s family passionately defended him when there was talk of the coach exaggerating his health issues as an excuse to leave Florida back in 2010, and they came to his defense again when he was accused of helping to cover up domestic violence allegations against a former member of his staff. The family has always been very close-knit.