4-Star Safety Decommits From Ohio State After Urban Meyer Announcement

Hope Soto
December 6, 2018

As Urban Meyer walked off the field after Ohio State routed MI, he was pondering his future and when to make a decision about when to call it quits.

Ohio State announced head coach Urban Meyer's retirement at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday morning, and less than 12 hours later, 4-star Florida safety Lejond Cavazos announced his decommitment from OSU.

It was Day who led the Buckeyes when Meyer was suspended before the season opener over his role in the handling of now-fired assistant Zach Smith, who was accused by his ex-wife of domestic abuse.

Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith on Tuesday said he knew Day would be his next coach "a couple of weeks ago ... for the last month, Urban and I every Sunday, we began to talk about potential transition". But on the day Urban Meyer supposedly retired, the first thought that crossed everybody's mind was, "Yeah, right". "He was the most upfront coach that we had contact with, saying that if I worked hard I could earn a spot and how I needed to work for what I wanted there".

According to YahooSports!, the cyst gave the 59-year-old regular headaches and made him fear for his long-term health.

"He explained to me privately that he has the health issues and that's the total reason that he's stepping away", Brown said, "but it's time for him to do that, and time to move forward". Day coached the team in Meyer's absence.

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Along with an 82-9 in seven seasons with Ohio State, Meyer also won the 2014 national championship. "Not only has he elevated the status and quality of our program, his presence elevated Big Ten football". Here's a snapshot of where he stands against head coaches across the top level of college football. You would need to wager $1,200 to win $100 if Meyer doesn't become the coach. He has not yet said of any plans for after retirement.

The success was nothing new for Meyer, who was a standout coach at Utah before he left for Florida in 2005 and rocketed to the top of the college football coaching ranks, a peer of Alabama coach Nick Saban in terms of respect and ability.

Less than a year later, he was hired at Ohio State.

Meyer was asked if the suspension will affect his legacy. His career winning percentage is the best in program history, and while at Florida, he became the first coach in FBS history with consecutive 13-win seasons. "I have never treated a player as No. 36".

You should start receiving the e-newsletters within a couple days. The university cited that lapse in suspending Meyer for three games after an investigation. Yes, the Buckeyes exploited the Wolverines' elite defense in The Game, but that doesn't take away from the strides MI has made.

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