Urban Meyer stepping down at Ohio State

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The cyst has caused consistent headaches for Meyer, increasing concern for his health, says the reports.

Issues from the cyst, that Meyer had surgery to drain in 2014, have become more severe in recent months.

Additionally, the football program announced that Ryan Day, who served as acting head coach for the first three games of the 2018 season while Meyer was suspended, will be named as OSU's next head football coach.

The news comes as no surprise, as retirement was one of the options available to Meyer as he battled the cyst, which caused him to drop to a knee on the sideline during the IN game.

Having another surgery is an option, according to the report.

Ohio State will hold a press conference at 2 p.m.to make the announcement.

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In almost seven full seasons as the head coach of the Buckeyes, Meyer has gone 82-9, winning 10 or more games in each of his first six seasons; the Buckeyes are 9-1 with Meyer as the head coach in 2018 and can get a 10th win by beating Washington in the Granddaddy of Them All next month.

Meyer led the Buckeyes to an undefeated record in his first season at the helm in 2012, one in which the program was barred from a bowl game due to NCAA sanctions. He has a 54-4 record in Big Ten games and has won three national championships - one at Ohio State and two with the Florida Gators. Meyer lied to reporters at Big Ten Media Day about what he did and didn't know about the abuse of Smith's wife Courtney.

In 17 seasons as a coach with Bowling Green, Utah, Florida and Ohio State, Meyer has gone 186-32, earning him he third-best winning percentage in college football history at.853.

Prior to coming to Ohio State, Meyer was at Florida for six seasons. He was also the first to post three 13-win seasons in a four-year span and win two BCS titles. Meyer recorded his second ideal 12-0 season. For all he has done in the Big Ten and many moons ago in the Pac-12, the 54-year-old coach has never brought a team to the Rose Bowl.

Meyer's first national title win at Florida began a run where the SEC won seven straight titles from 2006-12, boosting the conference's value and innovating both the league and college football as a whole.

This a breaking news story, check back for updates.

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