Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer set to retire

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What You Need to Know: Urban Meyer

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Ohio State football announced early Tuesday morning Urban Meyer will only coach one more game for the Buckeyes.

He will be replaced by offensive coordinator Ryan Day.

Director of athletics Gene Smith will formally name Day the next coach of the Buckeyes at a news conference later today.

Day served as interim coach during the preseason while Meyer's handling of a domestic abuse allegations against Zach Smith were investigated.

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Day also coached the first three games after an investigation found Meyer had not covered up the allegations but mismanaged the employment of Smith, who was fired in late July.

Ohio State went 3-0 under Day and won seven of eight games after Meyer returned.

A surprising blowout loss at Purdue in October ultimately kept the Buckeyes out of the College Football Playoff, but they finished the season by crushing Michigan 62-39 to earn a berth in the Big Ten championship game, where they beat Northwestern 45-24.

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Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer walks off the field early Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, after defeating Northwestern in the Big Ten championship NCAA college football game in Indianapolis. Ohio State won 45-24.

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Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer walks off the field early Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, after defeating Northwestern in the Big Ten championship NCAA college football game in Indianapolis. Ohio State won 45-24.

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Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer walks off the field early Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, after defeating Northwestern in the Big Ten championship NCAA college football game in Indianapolis. Ohio State won 45-24.

Credit: AP Photo/Michael Conroy

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