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Urban Meyer Will Be The Next Coach At Ohio State

Updating a previous report, Urban Meyer has officially accepted the head coaching position at Ohio State. Meyer, a former Ohio State graduate assistant, will take over a Buckeye squad that recently lost to Michigan for the first time since 2003.

Meyer had previously won two SEC and BCS National Championships with the Florida Gators. In his six years at Florida, the Gators won 65 games, including five bowl wins. The only bowl game loss came to Michigan in the Capital One Bowl in former coach Lloyd Carr's last game.

Meyer has retired from football due to health and family reasons after the 2011 Outback Bowl victory over Penn State. Meyer had initially retired after the 2010 Sugar Bowl due to health concerns, but decided to come back and coach the Gators after some offseason rest.

The Buckeyes are coming off a 6-6 season and fourth place finish in the Leaders Division in the Big Ten. Ohio State was the subject of an NCAA investigation earlier this year and had their 2010 season vacated after it was revealed that five players exchanged memorabilia for tattoos and other merchandise.

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