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What’s next for Urban Meyer?
Urban Meyer said in his postgame interview after beating Washington in the Rose Bowl that he believes he’ll never coach again. While this was met with predictable skepticism from a segment of college football analysts and fans, there’s really nothing Meyer can say or do to dissuade them from the notion that this time is different until he actually shows that it is. Either way, he believes he’s done and that’s what’s important.
So what’s next for Meyer? Here’s what he had to say on that subject:
“I have no idea, to be honest with you,” Meyer said. “I’ve been thinking about that a little bit — and also trying not to think about it because it gets in the way of these two players and the team.
“But I have the best athletic director that you can be around. I have a school that I love dearly. I feel very welcome in Buckeye Nation, and I’m an Ohioan. So my job as we move forward is to make Coach Day, who is an elite coach, make this program even stronger, and that’s all our focus. That’s their focus, my focus, Gene Smith’s focus. It’s a very strong program, but we’re going to make it stronger.”
Ohio State wins the Rose Bowl
Ohio State didn’t make the College Football Playoff, but it accomplished two very important goals that will look good on the walls of the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. By beating Washington on Tuesday, Ohio State adds a Rose Bowl win to the Big Ten championship it claimed in December. If that seems like small feat, just look at this sad nonsense outside Michigan’s locker room in the Big House and remember that winning the Big Ten regularly is the sign of a healthy program.
With that being said, here’s a look at our coverage from Ohio State’s win over Washington:
Ryan Day set to make OC hire
Ryan Day is putting his stamp on the Ohio State offensive staff again, this time by hand-picking a coordinator for the first time as the head coach. Former Oklahoma State coordinator Mike Yurcich is the pick for the Buckeyes, with multiple sources confirming that one of the architects of one of the nation’s best attacks will be coming aboard to fill the void left by Day’s promotion and Urban Meyer’s retirement.
Lettermen Row previously identified Yurcich as the top candidate for the Buckeyes. An Ohio State spokesman didn’t offer any comment or clarification on if a deal was in place. Day has previously indicated he wouldn’t make any announcements until after the Rose Bowl.
Sources familiar with the decision-making process expect that Yurcich will be given pass-game coordinating responsibilities, and Ohio State is also expected to retain Kevin Wilson in a co-coordinator role. That would potentially free up Day from needing to call plays from the sideline, but that dynamic is still in its infancy and won’t be determined this early in the offseason.
Rose Bowl photos
Birm put together one last big photo gallery from Ohio State’s Rose Bowl win, so be sure to check that out.
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