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Urban Meyer Was Just Asked If He's Retiring After The Season

A closeup of Urban Meyer during an Ohio State football game.

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 01: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes on the sidelines during the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Urban Meyer has faced a lot of scrutiny this year, starting with Ohio State having an offseason scandal surrounding former assistant coach Zach Smith and, most recently, the Buckeyes getting blown out by Purdue on the road.

There are some in sports media who believe Meyer will be gone before the start of the 2019 college football season. ESPN college football analyst Paul Finebaum seems to be leading this charge.

“I’ve been suggesting that Urban Meyer has been done for a while based on the bad marriage and based on body language. The admission by him that he is still struggling with some health issues. On Saturday night, he looked like the saddest man in America, and he probably was because when you think about the potential of that program and of that team and where they are right now, it’s pretty scary,” he said.

Finebaum continued:

“I just don’t think Urban Meyer has the makeup to deal with much more adversity. I know it’s an easy thing to say, ‘Hey, look what happened at Florida,’ but it’s precedent and it’s who I think Urban Meyer is,” Finebaum said. “When things get tough, he runs away and quits.”

Moments ago, Meyer began his weekly press conference at Ohio State. He was asked directly if he plans on retiring after the season.

His answer was direct, too.

So, there you have it.

Ohio State is set to host Nebraska at Ohio Stadium on Saturday.