NEW YORK (
) -- Urban Meyer is to be the next head football coach of Ohio State, according to reports.
The Columbia Dispatch
said Ohio State is slated to hold a press conference at 5:15 p.m. on Monday to announce Meyer's appointment.
Meyer's last coaching stint was at the University of Florida, where he won two national championships in six years. He left the Florida Gators about a year ago for health reasons and became an analyst for
Urban Meyer becomes Ohio State coach.
Meyer's overall coaching record, including stints at Bowling Green and Utah, is 104-23.
Regarding Meyer's health, Earle Bruce, head coach of Ohio State when Meyer was a graduate assistant, told
The Associated Press
, "I'm not worried that he was stressed out over the game of football because he was thinking too much and not doing some things (exercising) that would have kept him straight. I think he got everything back under control by sitting out a year. I think he missed football. And he's good at it."
Meyer will take the reigns from Luke Fickell, who was brought in on an interim coach after 10-year coach Jim Tressel was forced to resign amid a tattoo-player scandal.
Meyer will get a multi-year contract worth about $6 million a year, the
said. Meyer is originally from Ashtabula, Ohio.
-- Written by Alexandra Zendrian
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