Ryan Day

Associated Press

Former Ohio State University head football coach Urban Meyer encouraged Zach Smith to stay with the Buckeyes in January 2018 after the then-assistant coach was pursued by Alabama, according to texts messages from Meyer to Smith.


Citing health reasons and a difficult year that included a three-game suspension, Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer announced his retirement this afternoon at a press conference that included the school naming his successor, Ryan Day.

Ohio State University assistant football coach Ryan Day earned 487 thousand dollars while filling in during coach Urban Meyer's three-game suspension.