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Report Addresses Urban Meyer's Future At Ohio State

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)

The 2018 college football season has been a tumultuous one for the Ohio State Buckeyes. After a report of alleged abuse rocked the program, Ohio State suspended head coach Urban Meyer for the first three games of the season - which the Buckeyes completed with a 3-0 record.

Midway through the year, Ohio State dropped its first game of the season against Purdue. The loss sparked reports of Urban Meyer's exit from the program following the 2018 campaign.

However, after a string of recent wins - including a massive victory over Michigan - those reports fell silent. A new report from Football Scoop, though, suggests Meyer's time with the Buckeyes is nearing its end.

The report states Meyer plans to leave the program following the 2019 season. Here's more from the report:

While Urban has stated repeatedly publicly that he plans to coach next year, sources tell FootballScoop that the Ohio State head coach continues to contemplate his future on an ongoing basis, and we hear he has told Gene Smith that he doesn’t expect to continue to coach past the 2019 season. One source told us we should expect Urban to address this in the days following Saturday’s Big Ten Championship.

Meyer reportedly plans to address his future with the team following the Big Ten Championship game against Northwestern this weekend. The Buckeyes have an outside shot at the College Football Playoff this season.

With Meyer's reported eventual departure from the program, Ohio State reportedly plans to give Ryan Day a significant raise with plans to make him the head coach upon Meyer's exit.

Is the end of the Urban Meyer era in Ohio State near?

[Football Scoop]