An era is coming to an end in Columbus.
On Tuesday, Urban Meyer made it official, announcing that he will be stepping down as Ohio State’s head coach following the Rose Bowl. After seven season with the Buckeyes, Meyer is retiring.
During his tenure, Ohio State won 85 games, three B1G titles and a national championship. He compiled a 54-4 record in conference play and was a perfect 7-0 against Michigan. But on Wednesday morning, that’s not what the university wanted to highlight.
In a touching video tribute, Ohio State thanked Meyer for his time in Columbus. But there was no mention of the win-loss record, the conference titles or the national crown. It was all about the players and how he developed strong relationships with his student-athletes.
Below is the video tribute to Meyer, which was released Wednesday.
It wasn’t about the championships.
It wasn’t about the trophies.
It wasn’t about the records or the awards or the glory.
It was always about the players.
— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) December 5, 2018
Meyer’s career will come to an end following the Rose Bowl Game, a game in which he’s never coached in. The Buckeyes will take on Washington in hopes of ending the season at 13-1.
Ryan Day will take over for Meyer when Ohio State returns from Pasadena.