Ohio State's Urban Meyer to retire after Rose Bowl

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Ohio State head football coach Urban Meyer is stepping down, after the Rose Bowl.

The school says offensive coordinator Ryan Day will assume the head coaching duties on January 2.

Meyer, who has coached Ohio State for the past seven seasons, will formally announce he's stepping down at 1 p.m.

The 54-year-old has battled the effects of a cyst on his brain, which causes severe headaches.

Meyer was also suspended for the first three games of the season, after a school-hired investigators found he mishandled abuse allegations against a former assistant coach.

Meyer is 186-32 as a college head coach at Ohio State, Florida, Utah and Bowling Green.

He has won three national championships and seven conference championships.