COLUMBUS, Ohio — When the media gathered at the Fawcett Center on December 4th for a press conference announcing Urban Meyer’s retirement, Gene Smith mentioned that the head coach of Ohio State football would be taking on a “new capacity” at the university when he ends his coaching career following the Rose Bowl Game.
That capacity has officially been defined as Gene Smith made it known on Saturday that Meyer will be the new assistant athletic director at The Ohio State University.
Although a title has been given to Meyer for his new role at OSU, the specifics of his job have not yet been given, although having Meyer officially as still a part of the athletics department is certainly a boost for Ohio State.
Meyer also made it known earlier this week that he will be teaching a class in leadership and character at the Fisher School of Business at The Ohio State University following his retirement from coaching.
Meyer said in his retirement announcement that he hopes he finds something to fall in love with that will help replace the void left by stepping away from coaching. Perhaps this could be the job that fills that void as Meyer would most likely still have interaction with student-athletes, which he has cited as his favorite part of coaching.
Meyer will coach his last game at Ohio State on January 1st, 2019 in Pasadena, California as the Buckeyes take on the Washington Huskies in the Rose Bowl Game. On January 2nd, current offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Ryan Day will take over as the 25th head coach of Ohio State football.
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