OSU’s Metropolis Meyer Talks Retirement, Coaching Future, Ryan Day Hire and Extra

OSU’s Metropolis Meyer Talks Retirement, Coaching Future, Ryan Day Hire and Extra

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Metropolis Meyer suggested reporters Tuesday that he does no longer concept to return to coaching after he launched his retirement from Ohio Divulge.

“I maintain I will no longer coach again,” Meyer said at a press conference that doubled as his retirement presser and Ryan Day’s introduction.

Meyer launched the pass earlier Tuesday following a rocky 2018 campaign. The coach became as soon as suspended for the first three video games of the frequent season after an investigation learned he didn’t attain ample to file allegations of home violence against used assistant coach Zach Smith.

Meyer said the suspension performed a segment in his resolution to step down. The Fifty four-year-old has furthermore handled recurrent complications within the midst of his profession and added his health points had been a well-known ingredient within the resolution. He said he first began to take a look at out stepping down last season within the midst of a game against Penn Divulge. 

“The form of coaching I’ve performed for 33 years is terribly intense, very anxious,” Meyer suggested reporters. “I attempted to delegate extra and CEO extra and the product started to fail. I didn’t if truth be told feel I became as soon as doing very finest by our gamers and by [athletic director] Gene [Smith]. The problem became as soon as might perhaps presumably well furthermore I continue to attain that in that trend.”

Meyer’s resolution began to cement itself after Ohio Divulge’s 62-39 select over Michigan.

“It be very no longer easy. It be all I do know,” Meyer suggested reporters. “There are issues that made it less no longer easy. This profession we selected is so fragile.” 

Ohio Divulge president Michael Drake launched an announcement thanking Meyer for his tenure:

“Coach Meyer has constructed the very finest program in collegiate athletics, taking Ohio Divulge’s time-honored custom of excellence and elevating it to fresh ranges. Year after year, he forges end bonds with our scholar-athletes and helps them invent into leaders on the self-discipline and in our communities. His funding is whole. He leaves a fanciful file of success and an indelible legacy as Ohio Divulge’s head coach. We want Coach Meyer and his entire family the very finest imaginable.”

Day coached the Buckeyes to three wins within the midst of Meyer’s suspension. The 39-year-old has by no methodology been a collegiate head coach and praised his predecessor, asserting his and Shelley’s legacy “will continue to exist right here without ruin.”

“Every coach who ever attach a whistle around their neck strives to be the head soccer coach at Ohio Divulge College … being on the same list as Paul Brown, Woody Hayes, Earle Bruce, John Cooper, Jim Tressel and Metropolis Meyer, it is very humbling, but I’m prepared for the problem,” Day said

“Metropolis and Shelley Meyer are furthermore both leaders in our neighborhood, significantly Shelley,” Smith said within the presser. “… We are grateful to Metropolis and Shelley and their family for all they’ve given us. They are exemplary folk and mavens.”

Meyer said he plans to keep it up at Ohio Divulge in some skill, but no favorable characteristic became as soon as launched. He is from Toledo and received his grasp’s level from Ohio Divulge.

The Buckeyes went eighty two-9 below Meyer and received the 2014 nationwide championship. 


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