There’s been rampant speculation about Urban Meyer and his future with the Ohio State football program for much of the 2018 college football season.
Some, like ESPN’s Paul Finebaum, have predicted that Meyer will be done with the Buckeyes following the season. Other reports suggested that Ohio State wanted to name Ryan Day its head coach-in-waiting.
Now, we have one major radio host reporting that multiple sources have told him Meyer will be done following the 2018 season.
FOX Sports 1’s Colin Cowherd is reporting that two sources have told him Meyer will be leaving Ohio State following the year.
“Urban Meyer is done after this year,” Cowherd said on his show today.
Cowherd said that’s unclear when exactly Meyer will be stepping away, but the two sources are people he trusts.
“I’ve been told by two people that I trust…Urban Meyer, after this year…this is it,” he said.
Meyer has maintained throughout the season that he wants to coach at Ohio State for years to come, but he’s admitted that he’s dealing with some health issues. Meyer looked visibly anguished on the sideline during Saturday’s game at Maryland.
Ohio State has bigger things on its mind for now, though. The Buckeyes are getting ready to host Michigan at Ohio Stadium with a Big Ten East Division championship on the line.
Meyer and the Buckeyes are set to kick off against Michigan at noon on Saturday. The game will be on FOX.
UPDATE: Here’s the full segment during Colin Cowherd’s show today.
“Two separate sources told me this weekend Urban Meyer is done after this year. He’s going to retire from football,” he said.
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) November 19, 2018