Urban Meyer reveals his immediate post-retirement plans
Now that his football coaching career is winding down, Urban Meyer has decided his next step — teaching.
During an interview with 10TV’s Dom Tiberi, Meyer shared that he will be co-teaching a character and leadership course at the Fisher College of Business at Ohio State. Meyer is coaching the Buckeyes for the final time during the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1.
“It’s the next chapter in my life,” Meyer said. “I look forward to it.”
Meyer also told 10TV that he will be working with athletic director Gene Smith in some capacity in the future.
Although Meyer guided the Buckeyes to the Rose Bowl in his final season at the helm, it was a mixed year for the coach. He started the season on administrative leave after there were reports he knew of domestic abuse allegations against one of his former assistant coaches and didn’t handle the situation properly.
On Dec. 4, Meyer announced that he would be retiring due to health reasons. Co-offensive coordinator Ryan Day will be taking over as Ohio State’s head coach after the Rose Bowl.
Meyer is completing his 17th season as a head coach. Prior to taking over the Buckeyes in 2012, he had stints at Bowling Green (2001-02), Utah (2003-04) and Florida (2005-10).
It will be interesting to see what rival fan bases will have to say about Meyer teaching this course after the controversy surrounding him earlier this year.