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Ohio State Announces New Job For Urban Meyer Following Retirement

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)

Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer is retiring from college football following the Buckeyes' Rose Bowl game against Washington, but he won't be going far.

The legendary college football head coach already has a new job lined up for his retirement.

Ohio State's athletic director, Gene Smith, says that Meyer will become an assistant athletic director at OSU following his retirement.

News of Meyer's new job was first reported by

The Columbus Dispatch confirmed the hiring:

After much speculation on what Urban Meyer will do after retiring as the Ohio State football head coach on Jan. 2, it has been confirmed that he will stay with the Buckeyes, but in a different role.

Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith said that Meyer will become the assistant athletic director. No other details were provided about what the job will entail or when he would start the position.

Check back for more details as they develop.

Meyer will also be teaching a class in Ohio State's business school.

Ohio State and Washington are set to kick off at 5 p.m. E.T. on New Year's Day. The game will be televised on ESPN.