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Ohio State Expected to Retain Ryan Day, Urban Meyer's Future Uncertain, Per Report

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November 30, 2018 at 12:01pm
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According to Football Scoop, Ryan Day is expected to remain at Ohio State – likely as a head coach in waiting – but Urban Meyer's future is still very much up in the air.

The report says that Meyer has told Gene Smith that he doesn't plan to coach past 2019 and that he will address that after the Big Ten Championship.

I'm putting this here and not on the front page because they're citing anonymous sources and still leaving the door open for things to change, but here's the meat of the report:

With that said, sources tell FootballScoop Ohio State is taking Ryan Day off the job market, with a significant raise coming and with the (most likely) unwritten understanding that he is in line to become head coach once Urban steps down. What’s that you say? Urban stepping down? So about that…

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.

While Meyer has publicly reiterated his plans to coach next season, he has also laid out reasons why it would make sense to step away. Most notably, holding an informal press conference late last month detailing his ongoing bout with an arachnoid cyst in his brain that has led to “aggressive headaches.”

Again, anonymous sources, and things could change even if their sources are legit. But Football Scoop is normally fairly plugged in and reliable – even though they were technically wrong about the Greg Schiano news.

It's definitely interesting at least.

UPDATE:

And also this:

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