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Urban Meyer Releases New Statement Before Returning To Ohio State

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

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 01: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks on prior to the All State Sugar Bowl against the Alabama Crimson Tide at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Urban Meyer is returning as Ohio State's full-time head football coach today. The three-game suspension for Buckeyes' head coach ended following Saturday night's win over TCU.

Sunday morning, ESPN aired an exclusive interview Meyer did with veteran reporter Tom Rinaldi. Meyer didn't really talk about anything that he hadn't before, but he did go into further detail about some of the aspects of his suspension.

This morning, Meyer released a new statement.

Ohio State's head coach says he's working "to make sure I do a better job every day as a leader."

The full statement can be seen below:

Ohio State went 3-0 in the absence of Meyer. The Buckeyes beat Oregon State, Rutgers and TCU. Ohio State's game against the Horned Frogs on Saturday night was by far the toughest of the bunch, but the Buckeyes were able to pull away in the second half.

Meyer returns to the sideline this weekend against Tulane. The big game, though, is coming in two weeks. Ohio State is set to travel to State College, Pa. to take on Penn State on Sept. 29.

Ohio State is ranked No. 4 in the latest top 25 polls. Meyer is returning to a team with legitimate College Football Playoff aspirations.