Urban Meyer Reveals He May Not Have Retired if Ohio State Lost to Michigan in 2018

By Kevin Harrish on December 20, 2018 at 6:10 pm
Urban Meyer said he would not have been able to leave without beating Michigan.

Urban Meyer is riding off into the sunset after coaching in the Rose Bowl, but he may not have been able to do that in peace had the end of this season gone differently – namely, The Game.

Meyer revealed to 10TV that if Ohio State hadn't beaten Michigan this season, he's not sure he would have been able to stomach retiring.

“Well, I looked up at the scoreboard when we beat the team up north, and the way we beat them..." Meyer told 10TV. "To be honest with you, if we didn’t win that game, I’m not sure I could leave losing that game."

That's not something Meyer had to worry about. The Buckeyes blasted favored Michigan 62-39 and Meyer improved to 7-0 against the Wolverines in his Ohio State coaching career.

After that, Meyer was at peace with the decision to retire, especially when he knew who the successor would be.

"When our team played the way that they did, and I knew coach (Ryan) Day was right there," Meyer said. "I’m so confident in what he’s going to do here."

Meyer isn't going to be far away. He plans to co-teach a character and leadership course at Ohio State's Fisher College of Business. 

You can watch his entire interview with 10TV below.

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