Add all of that to the battering Meyer's reputation took nationally over the Zach Smith situation and the coach's response to allegations of domestic abuse, and a growing number of observers wondered aloud how much longer Meyer will remain as The Head Coach at The Ohio State.
He says the headaches he suffers from the cyst that he has in his brain became severe last season during Ohio State's game at Penn State and have become a persistent problem this season.
Meyer led the Buckeyes to an undefeated record in his first season at the helm in 2012, one in which the program was barred from a bowl game due to NCAA sanctions. "He said, 'If I can't coach like I need to coach, I'm not going to coach'". Turns out, he wanted to spend more time with his ESPN family. "It has always been the goal to see a strong and healthy program handed to an elite coach and person to make it even better".
Meyer was 81-9 with a national championship at Ohio State after six years at Florida, where he won two national titles.
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But that doesn't mean there aren't questions facing both Ohio State and Meyer, no matter how neatly disseminated the news might have been. "He told me he couldn't be animated at the level he needed to to energize his team", Brown said. He went 22-2 in two years with the Utes, then in the Mountain West, going undefeated in 2004 with a Fiesta Bowl victory over Pittsburgh.
Former Buckeyes linebacker Joshua Perry says in a tweet that aside from his parents, Meyer was "one of the most influential people to touch my life".
That win signified everything about Meyer's seven-year run.
Urban Meyer, one of the greatest college football coaches in the history of the sport, announced his "retirement" on Tuesday.
The 54-year-old owns a 186-32 overall record in 17 seasons.
Being a 2020 propect, Ohio State has roughly 13 months to re-convince Cavazos that Ohio State is where he wants to be.