Ohio State coach Urban Meyer to retire after Rose Bowl

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Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer walks off the field with his wife, Shelley Meyer, early Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, after defeating Northwestern in the Big Ten championship NCAA college football game in Indianapolis. Ohio State won 45-24. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer says it was a series of factors that led to his decision to step down.
   He announced today that he will be retiring after the Rose Bowl on January 1. Co-offensive coordinator Ryan Day will become the team’s 25th head coach after that game.
   Meyer says his headaches have become a persistent problem. He also says he is not sure he is able to coach at the intense, demanding level he has used for more than 30 years.
   Meyer was suspended for three games at the start of this season for his role in handling domestic violence allegations against a now-fired assistant coach. He says the investigation of him also played a role in his decision.
   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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