Who Ohio State Will Hire If Urban Meyer Leaves

first_imgA closeup of Urban Meyer during an Ohio State football game.NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks on prior to the All State Sugar Bowl against the Alabama Crimson Tide at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Urban Meyer and the Ohio State Buckeyes are underway at the Big Ten Championship Game, where they’re playing Northwestern for a conference championship and, potentially, a berth into the College Football Playoff.It’s been a stressful season for Meyer and the Buckeyes, with several questions swirling about the head coach’s future in Columbus.Those questions aren’t going away.This week, Football Scoop reported that Meyer had told Ohio State’s athletic department that the 2019 season would be his final one.Who will Ohio State hire to replace him if that does happen?Someone who is already on the Buckeyes’ staff, it appears.From the report:With that said, sources tell FootballScoop Ohio State is taking Ryan Day off the job market, with a significant raise coming and with the (most likely) unwritten understanding that he is in line to become head coach once Urban steps down. What’s that you say? Urban stepping down? So about that…While Urban has stated repeatedly publicly that he plans to coach next year, sources tell FootballScoop that the Ohio State head coach continues to contemplate his future on an ongoing basis, and we hear he has told Gene Smith that he doesn’t expect to continue to coach past the 2019 season. One source told us we should expect Urban to address this in the days following Saturday’s Big Ten Championship.It’s important to note, of course, that Meyer has said “no comment” to this report, while Ohio State’s athletic director has directly denied it.Stay tuned.last_img

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