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Urban Meyer Stepping Down

Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer
Michael Conroy
Associated Press

After a seven-year run as the head football coach at Ohio State, Urban Meyer will be stepping down after the team’s final game on January 1st.

Meyer cited health issues and his suspension earlier this year as reasons for his transition out of coaching.

Today on All Sides, Meyer’s decision and the legacy he leaves behind at OSU.


  • Rob Oller, sports columnist, The Columbus Dispatch
  • Matt Brown, associate director, SB Nation College Sports
  • Colin Hass-Hill, basketball and football reporter, Eleven Warriors
  • ​Gene Smith​, athletic director, The Ohio State University

Correction: Ann Fisher erroneously identified a Columbus Dispatch reporter as the source for a question about whether Urban Meyer had requested another year at the helm and was turned down by OSU Athletic Director Gene Smith. The source of the story was another publication altogether. Ann regrets the error.