He was also battered this year by an offseason issue involving a now-fired assistant coach that led to Meyer's suspension for the first three games of the season. "I am grateful for the two seasons I've had as a part of his staff".
Buckeyes athletic director Gene Smith tweeted in September that Meyer would be the head coach for "quite some time", following a report that linked Day to the job. The Buckeyes also won the Big Ten championship this season, beating Northwestern on Saturday.
Along with an 82-9 in seven seasons with Ohio State, Meyer also won the 2014 national championship. Since taking over Utah in 2003, Meyer's teams have not missed a bowl game in 13 years in which they were eligible. The Buckeyes returned to the CFP in 2016, losing in the Fiesta Bowl semifinal to Clemson.
One of the most successful eras in college football history is coming to an end. Overall, Meyer went 65-15 overall at Florida and 36-12 in SEC play.
It's a fitting end for Meyer, who gets to check a Pasadena sunset off his coaching bucket list for the first time in his well-decorated career. "It has always been a dream of mine and many of our coaches and players to compete in the Rose Bowl".
"Of course, the health and concerns with his cyst".
He started his head-coaching career at Bowling Green in 2001 and moved on to Utah two seasons later before taking the Florida job in 2005 and rocketing to the top of the college football coaching ranks, a peer of Alabama coach Nick Saban, victor of six national championships. Like that team, this one is guided by a fourth-year starting quarterback in Jake Browning, who recently became the Pac-12's all-time winningest quarterback and ranks sixth in career passing yards.
Rutgers coach Chris Ash was defensive coordinator for UrbanMeyer for two seasons at Ohio State, including the 2014 national championship team. The Gators finished in the top 15 of the AP Top 25 in his first four seasons. He then left the Notre Dame sidelines for his first head coaching job at Bowling Green. The Falcons started 8-0 in his second season with the program and scored 38 or more points in each of those contests.