Football

Urban Meyer

Position:
Head Coach

Alma Mater:
Cincinnati, 1986

Urban Meyer

10/03/2014

Jacob Jarvis receives game ball after UC game

14-year-old with Duchenne muscular dystrophy and his brother, Noah, were honorary captains

05/03/2014

Buckeye Student-Athletes Set to Graduate Sunday

155 to receive degrees in Ohio Stadium

04/17/2013

ESPN CFB Tour Rolls into Columbus

Ohio State one of eight football programs visited by ESPN this spring.

04/13/2013

Scarlet Defeats Gray in Spring Game, 31-14

Miller accounts for three TDs in the win

04/13/2013

Spring Game Postgame Quotes

Scarlet 31, Gray 14

09/13/2014

Football vs. Kent State

Ohio State hosted Kent State on Saturday, September 13, 2014 in Ohio Stadium.

01/03/2014

Orange Bowl 2014: Ohio State vs. Clemson

USATSI Gallery

12/07/2013

Ohio State vs. Michigan State

Ohio State vs. Michigan State

11/30/2013

USATSPI: Ohio State vs. Michigan - 11/30/13

USATSPI: Ohio State vs. Michigan - 11/30/13

11/23/2013

No. 3 Ohio State vs. Indiana

Ohio State Buckeyes celebrate senior day at the Shoe vs. B1G foe Indiana

Urban Meyer
Head Coach
The Ohio State University

Urban Meyer, the two-time national champion coach who has the highest winning percentage - .837; 128-25 - of any active coach with at least 10 years of experience, is 24-2 overall and 16-0 in Big Ten Conference games as coach at Ohio State University. His Buckeyes have set a school record with a 24-game winning streak (fourth-longest in Big Ten history) while Meyer became the first coach in major college history to win 20-or-more consecutive games on three different occasions. His teams have finished atop the Leaders Division in the Big Ten in each of the past two seasons.

Winning games, competing for championships in November and developing outstanding young men to succeed in life is what Meyer came home to Ohio to do as coach of the Buckeyes.

The wins and championships are well documented. The efforts that Meyer and his staff engage their student-athletes in to ensure they are prepared for life after football are equally important.

Resume Builders
For instance, Meyer devotes Wednesday afternoons in the spring as a time for guest speakers - CEOs, professional athletes, senior leaders from athletics, national media and former Buckeyes - to address the team in a life experiences forum called "Real Life Wednesdays."

  • Both Harley Davidson CEO Keith Wandell and Ohio State Vice President and Director of Athletics Gene Smith addressed the team about the job interview process;
  • Les Wexner, chairman and CEO of The Limited Brands, has spent time with the team;
  • ESPN analyst and Buckeye legend Chris Spielman spoke about parenting and being a good father;
  • CBS analyst and basketball legend Clark Kellogg addressed family and responsibility;
  • Former Buckeyes like Tony Jackson (Cardinal Health), Ryan Miller (M2Marketing), Michael Doss (DePuy Orthopedics), Dee Miller (State Farm) and Jeff Logan (McCloy Financial Services), have spoken to the team about their careers and experiences after football; and
  • Others have spoken about the choices star athletes make today and their ramifications tomorrow.

Additionally, every member of the team takes part in an annual jobs fair on campus. The first such fair last year drew senior staff and human resource representatives from 57 businesses and organizations, including Nike, ESPN, IMG, Kroger Corporation, Cardinal Health, NetJets, Wal-Mart, the Big Ten Network and the NFL Players Association. Every player had a new resume to share, professional black binder and they dressed the part in suits and ties.

Lessons learned are also shared to the players by special guests at practices and at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. Those guests have included NFL coaches like Marvin Lewis, Chip Kelly and Greg Schiano, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, Ohio Governor John Kasich, Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman, Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany and retired Navy SEAL and "Lone Survivor" Marcus Luttrell.

Meyer and staff make sure that Ohio State players realize - today - the protocols, experiences, tools and preparation needed to thrive when their athletic playing days are over.

Make the Great State of Ohio Proud
Born in Toledo, raised in Ashtabula and with degrees from Cincinnati and Ohio State, Meyer made it clear from the day he took the Ohio State position - Nov. 28, 2011 - what his intentions are: "We're going to make the great state of Ohio proud with everything we do."

Ohio is proud and Meyer, named the 2012 Ohio College Coach of the Year by his coaching peers in the state, has the proven deeds to keep the state beaming. Consider:

  • Meyer has the highest winning percentage among all active FBS coaches with at least 10 years of experience (128-25;.837);
  • He has the fourth-highest winning percentage all-time among FBS college coaches and he has the 10th best winning percentage among all coaches in college football history;
  • He has won two national championships, one of only two active coaches with multiple national titles;
  • He is the first coach in modern history to win 13 games consecutively, and three times, and he has also won 12 games three different times;
  • Ohio State's 12-0 record in 2012 was the second undefeated season for Meyer, who also went 12-0 at Utah in 2004;
  • Meyer is the only coach in major college history to have three winning streaks of at least 20 games (22 at Florida; 20 with Utah/Florida; 25 with Florida and Ohio State), and he has five winning streaks of 10-or-more games. Only nine coaches have had two winning streaks of at least 20 games;
  • Meyer won more games his first 10 years - 104 - than all but two coaches in college football history; and
  • He reached 100 wins faster than all but one coach - Bud Wilkinson - in the last 55 years and faster than all but five coaches all-time.

Meyer made history in his first season as Ohio State coach in 2012, guiding the Scarlet and Gray to only the sixth undefeated and untied season in school history with a 12-0 record and also to a Big Ten Conference Leaders Division championship. He was awarded the Woody Hayes Trophy as national Coach of the Year by the Touchdown Club of Columbus. He was also a finalist for four additional national Coach of the Year Awards: the FWAA's Eddie Robinson Award, the Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year, the Paul "Bear" Bryant and the Bobby Bowden Coach of the Year awards.

The winning and the making history continued for Meyer and the Buckeyes in Year 2, with Ohio State extending its winning streak to school-record status (24 games) and ultimately finishing a 12-2 season with a second consecutive Big Ten Leaders Division title, a berth into the Big Ten championship game and an invite to the Discover Orange Bowl.

Rewriting Records
Ohio State has averaged 37.2 and 45.5 points per game in Meyer's two seasons as coach and the team's offense has been among the best in the nation each year. In 2013 Ohio State ranked third nationally in scoring and fifth nationally in rushing. And in 2012 the Buckeyes ranked 10th nationally in rushing and 21st in scoring.

School records are falling fast. In 2013 alone, 12 single season records were broken, including most rushing yards in a season (4,321 yards, which also is a Big Ten Conference record), most passing touchdowns (38), most total touchdowns (82), and most total offensive yards (7,167), yards per play (7.1) and yards per game (511.9).

24th Coach in Ohio State History
Meyer, who is in his 28th season as a collegiate coach, is married to the former Shelley Mather. The couple are proud parents to daughters Nicki (a 2013 graduate of Georgia Tech) and GiGi (a senior volleyball player majoring in athletic training at Florida Gulf Coast) and a son, Nate (a high school freshman in 2014-15).

Meyer became the 24th head coach in the storied history of Ohio State football when he signed a six-year agreement to coach the Buckeyes on Nov. 28, 2011. He was the only candidate interviewed by a five-member search committee of senior Ohio State leaders, headed by then-President E. Gordon Gee and Director of Athletics Gene Smith.

Meyer returned to collegiate coaching in 2012 after sitting out the 2011 season to devote time to his family and to work as an analyst for ESPN.

"In Urban Meyer we have found an exemplary person and remarkable coach to lead the University's football program into the future," Gee said. "As an alumnus, he understands and believes in the core academic mission of the University. As an Ohioan, he shares our common values and sense of purpose."

Smith said that Meyer is "known not only as one of the nation's most successful coaches, but also as a leader and mentor who cares deeply about the young men who are his student-athletes. He brings with him an understanding of the University - both the important traditions of its football program and the excellence of the institution."

It's easy to see why he was the No. 1 choice of the search committee.

Meyer has already won two national championships - in 2006 and 2008 with the University of Florida - and no less than three national coach of the year honors, including The Sporting News honor in 2003 and the Eddie Robinson and Home Depot Coach of the Year awards, respectively, in 2004.

Meyer has not only won big at each of his three previous head coaching positions, but he has won immediately. He led Bowling Green to the best turnaround season in the nation in 2001 with an 8-3 record and he went 9-3 in Year 2. He was 22-2 in two seasons at Utah, including a 16-game winning streak and a 12-0 campaign in 2004 when he led the first-ever non-Bowl Championship Season program into a BCS game.

He was 65-15 in his six seasons at Florida with the two national titles, two Southeastern Conference championships and three 13-win seasons, including consecutive 13-win seasons in 2008 and 2009 to become the first coach ever to accomplish that feat.

And now he has led his home state school - he has lived in Ohio for 27 years and it is where he met Shelley, who grew up in Frankfort, Ohio.

"I am honored and humbled by the opportunity to return to Ohio State," said Meyer upon being hired. "This University and the state of Ohio have enormous meaning to me. My duty is to ensure that Ohio State's football program reflects and enhances the academic mission of the institution. I am part of it, I believe in it, and I will live it."

It all Started in Ohio
After graduating from Saint John High School in Ashtabula, Meyer was a 13th-round MLB draft pick of the Atlanta Braves and spent two years in minor league baseball. He matriculated to Cincinnati and played defensive back for the football program, graduating in 1986 with his bachelor's degree in psychology.

Meyer's first football coaching experience was as an intern at St. Xavier High School in Cincinnati in 1986. The following year, he joined Coach Earle Bruce's staff at Ohio State and spent two years as a graduate assistant - coaching tight ends in 1986 and receivers in 1987 - while pursuing his master's degree in sports administration. Ohio State won a Big Ten title in 1986 and 1987 was Bruce's final season as coach.

It was during his time as a Buckeye when he forged a relationship with Bruce that has only been strengthened through the tests of time and change.

"My relationship with him [Earle] is extremely close, second only to my father," Meyer said during the news conference to announce his hiring at Ohio State...17 days after his father, Bud, passed away.

"Every step of my career, every part of my family life, Coach Bruce has always been there. So close that he was gracious enough to speak at my father's funeral just last Friday."

Meyer, as every young coach who aspires to be a head coach and who thirsts for knowledge, then moved on to a series of assistant coaching positions - Illinois State for two years under Jim Heacock, Colorado State for six years under Sonny Lubick and Bruce, and Notre Dame for one year under Lou Holtz and five years under Bob Davie - before getting his first head coaching assignment at Bowling Green.

First Year: Coach of the Year
Taking over a team that was 2-9 in 2000 and that had not had a winning season seven years, Meyer guided the Falcons to the top turnaround in the nation in 2001 with a six-win improvement and an 8-3 record that included wins over Missouri, Northwestern and BGSU's rival to its north, Toledo. He was named Mid-American Conference Coach of the Year.

He followed that first year with a 9-3 record in his second season with the Falcons, including another win over Missouri. After BGSU opened the season with eight consecutive wins, the program cracked both the Associated Press and ESPN/USA Today Top 25 polls for the first time in school history, peaking with an all-time school best No. 16 national ranking by ESPN/USA Today.

Meyer's BGSU teams were anything but one-dimensional. His 2002 team led the nation in red zone production with 61 scores in 63 trips inside the 20 (.968) and was ninth in total offense (448.9 yards per game). Defensively, his 2001 team ranked first in the MAC in scoring, rushing and total defense and his teams led the MAC both years in turnover margin.

Made Players Believers
Josh Harris, who became a starter at quarterback in the ninth game of the 2001 season and reeled off 11 consecutive wins as a starter, told Plain Dealer reporter Elton Alexander that his former coach simply made players believe they were as good as any other team.

"One thing for sure, when coach Meyer believes in a guy, he might even believe in him more than the guy believes in himself," Harris said. "There was a time when I had to get my belief in Josh Harris up to where Urban Meyer believed that Josh Harris was. That really propelled me, and my game, to new levels.

"That's one of the things he did for me that I will always be thankful for."

The Move Out West
Meyer moved on to the University of Utah following the 2002 season and in two seasons led the Utes to a 22-2 record. He was named national Coach of the Year in 2003 by The Sporting News and in 2004 he was named the Football Writers Association of America's Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year and the Home Depot Coach of the Year.

In his first season in Salt Lake City, Meyer coached the Utes to their first outright conference championship since 1957, a 17-0 Liberty Bowl win over Southern Mississippi, and a final national ranking of No. 21. In addition to his national coach of the year honor by The Sporting News, Meyer was named Mountain West Conference coach of the year and thus became the first coach in Utah's 111-year football history to earn such an honor in his first year.

Utah then enjoyed the finest season in program history in 2004. The 12-0 record was the first 12-0 season in 75 years and a second-consecutive outright MWC championship represented the first consecutive championships by one school in conference history.

The Utah offense was unstoppable, finishing in the Top 5 in six categories, including No. 3 in scoring (45.3), total offense (499.7) and turnover margin (1.25). The team also led the MWC in 11 statistical categories and was No. 2 in passing, scoring and total defense.

Following Utah's 16th consecutive win, a 35-7 pummeling of Pitt in the Fiesta Bowl, Meyer's record was a sterling 39-7 as a head coach and he was established as a proven winner. And the University of Florida was in need of a coach.

Simply Great in Gainesville
"Urban's accomplishments speak for themselves," Florida Athletics Director Jeremy Foley said. And this was before Meyer had even begun to blow his previous coaching accomplishments out of the water with the even-greater success he would experience coaching the Gators.

Meyer coached Florida to a 9-3 record in his initial season, a record that included wins over four nationally ranked opponents, making Meyer the first first-year coach in UF history to accomplish the feat.

Meyer's Year 2 success - he was a combined 21-3 in his second season at Bowling Green and Utah - continued in Gainesville as he led the Gators to a school-record 13 wins, and SEC and national championships against the toughest schedule in the nation. Florida played six ranked teams and 11 of its opponents went to bowl games. The BCS Championship game win: 41-14 over No. 1 ranked Ohio State in Glendale, Ariz. Meyer was named national Coach of the Year by the All-American Foundation at the conclusion of the season.

The 2007 Gator team went 9-3 and featured a Heisman Trophy-winning Tim Tebow and ranked third nationally with an average of 42.5 points per game.

Consecutive 13-win seasons followed in 2008 and 2009, a first in major college history. The 2008 team was the most prolific offensive unit in SEC history with 611 points scored against the nation's second-toughest schedule. Meyer won a second national championship this season, with Florida defeating Oklahoma, 24-14, in the BCS Championship game in Miami, Fla.

The only blemish on an otherwise spectacular 13-1 2009 season was to eventual national champion Alabama in the SEC championship game. This Florida team's senior class departed with the best record for a class in SEC history: 48-7.

Meyer, who took a brief leave of absence from coaching following the 2009 season, coached his last Florida team to an 8-5 record in 2010. His last game as Florida coach was 37-24 win over Penn State in the Outback Bowl, in Tampa, Fla.

Back Home to Ohio
On Wednesday, Nov. 23, Ohio State Director of Athletics Gene Smith first talked to Meyer about returning to coaching after spending the year in an ESPN analyst booth. On Sunday, Nov. 27, Smith presented Meyer with terms for a six-year contract. Less than 24 hours later Meyer was a Buckeye.

And the rest of this story is future history.

Meyer Making History

  • Only two coaches have had more victories in their first 10 years as a head coach than Meyer's 104: George Woodruff (124 between 1892-1901 at Pennsylvania) and Bob Stoops (109 between 1999-2008). Note: records include at least five years as a Division I coach.

  • Meyer has won 13 games three times during his career, including back-to-back in 2008 and 2009 to become the first BCS coach to ever accomplish that feat.

  • His teams are 22-3 in "rivalry games." Bowling Green was 1-1 vs. Toledo; Utah was 4-0 vs. Utah State and BYU; Florida was 16-2 vs. Florida State, Tennessee and Georgia; and Ohio State is 2-0 vs. Michigan.

  • His teams are also 76-18 in conference play with four championships (two apiece at Utah and Florida). They are also 2-2 in conference title games and 7-2 in bowl games, including a 4-1 record in BCS bowl games.

  • Meyer has coached his teams to five double digit winning streaks: 11 games (Bowling Green), 20 games (16 at Utah and four at Florida), 11 games (Florida), 22 games (Florida) and 25 games (Florida and Ohio State).

  • His teams have 18 wins by 40-or-more points and another 22 wins by at least 30 points for a total of 40 wins by considerable margins, or routs for short.

  • Meyer's teams are 2-2 vs. the No. 1 team in the nation, 7-3 vs. Top 5 teams, 11-5 vs. Top 10 teams and 23-9 vs. Top 25 teams.

  • Both the Sporting News and Sports Illustrated named Meyer "Coach of the Decade" in December 2009.

  • Thirty of his former Florida Gator players have been chosen in the NFL Draft, including more first-round selections - eight - than any other school between 2006-10.

  • Meyer has watched a total of 39 players that he coached for at least two years get selected in the NFL Draft, including nine first-round draft picks.

  • Of those 39 NFL Draft picks, three were quarterbacks: Bowling Green's Josh Harris was a sixth-round selection by Baltimore in the 2004 NFL Draft and Utah's Alex Smith (San Francisco, 2005) and Florida's Tim Tebow (Denver, 2010) were each No. 1 draft picks with Smith the overall No. 1 pick.

  • In addition to Smith and Tebow, Meyer's first-round draft picks include offensive linemen Maurkice Pouncey (Pittsburgh, 2010) and Mike Pouncey (Miami, 2011); defensive linemen Jarvis Moss (Denver, 2007) and Derrick Harvey (Jacksonville, 2008); defensive backs Reggie Nelson (Jacksonville, 2007) and Joe Haden (Cleveland, 2010); and wide receiver/running back Percy Harvin (Minnesota, 2009).

  • With the exception of kickers, Meyer has had multiple players at every position drafted into the NFL, including 12 defensive linemen, seven wide receivers, six defensive backs and six offensive linemen.

  • Nine of Meyer's former assistant coaches are head coaches: Steve Addazio (Boston College); Gary Anderson (Wisconsin), Tim Beckman (Illinois); John "Doc Holliday (Marshall); Dan McCarney (North Texas); Dan Mullen (Mississippi State), Charlie Strong (Louisville), Kyle Whittingham (Utah) and Everett Withers (James Madison).

  • Seven of his former assistant coaches are offensive (OC) defensive (DC), passing game (PG) or run game (RG) coordinators: Vance Bedford (DC at Texas); Gregg Brandon (OC at New Mexico State); Chuck Heater (DC at Marshall); John Hevesy (co-OC/RG at Mississippi State) and Greg Mattison (DC at Michigan).

    Urban Meyer - Game-by-Game

    BOWLING GREEN - 2001 (8-3; 5-3 MAC)

    Sept. 1at MissouriW20-13
    Sept. 8BuffaloW35-0
    Sept. 22TempleW 42-23
    Sept. 29at MarshallL31-37
    Oct. 6Kent StateW24-7
    Oct. 13at W. MichiganL28-37
    Oct. 20at AkronW16-11
    Nov. 3MiamiL21-24
    Nov. 10at OhioW17-0
    Nov. 17at NorthwesternW43-42
    Nov. 23ToledoW56-21

    BOWLING GREEN - 2002 (9-3; 6-2 MAC)

    Aug. 29Tennessee TechW41-7
    Sept. 14MissouriW51-28
    Sept. 21at KansasW39-16
    Oct. 5OhioW72-21
    Oct. 12at C. MichiganW45-35
    Oct. 19W. MichiganW48-45 OT
    Oct. 26Ball StateW38-20
    Nov. 2at Kent StateW45-14
    Nov. 9at N. IllinoisL17-26
    Nov. 16at USFL7-29
    Nov. 23E. MichiganW63-21
    Nov. 30at ToledoL24-42

    UTAH - 2003 (10-2; 6-1 MWC/CHAMPION)

    Aug. 28Utah StateW40-20
    Sept. 6at Texas A&ML 26-28
    Sept. 11CaliforniaW31-24
    Sept. 27at Colorado StateW28-21
    Oct. 3OregonW17-13
    Oct. 11San Diego State W27-6
    Oct. 18at UNLVW28-10
    Oct. 25New MexicoL35-47
    Nov. 1at Air ForceW45-43 (3OT)
    Nov. 15WyomingW47-17
    Nov. 22at BYUW3-0
    Dec. 31vs. Southern Miss@W17-0
    @Liberty Bowl at Memphis

    UTAH - 2004 (12-0; 7-0 MWC/CHAMPION)

    Sept. 2Texas A&MW41-21
    Sept. 11at ArizonaW23-6
    Sept. 18at Utah StateW48-6
    Sept. 25Air ForceW49-35
    Oct. 1at New MexicoW28-7
    Oct. 16North CarolinaW46-16
    Oct. 23UNLVW63-28
    Oct. 30at San Diego StateW51-28
    Nov. 6Colorado StateW63-31
    Nov. 13at WyomingW45-28
    Nov. 20BYUW52-21
    Jan. 1vs. Pittsburgh@W35-7
    @Fiesta Bowl at Scottsdale, Ariz.

    FLORIDA - 2005 (9-3; 5-3 SEC)

    Sept. 3WyomingW32-14
    Sept. 10Louisiana TechW41-3
    Sept. 17TennesseeW16-7
    Sept. 24at KentuckyW49-28
    Oct. 1at AlabamaL3-31
    Oct. 8Mississippi St.W35-9
    Oct. 15at LSUL17-21
    Oct. 29vs. Georgia*W14-10
    Nov. 5VanderbiltW49-42 (2OT)
    Nov. 12at South CarolinaL22-30
    Nov. 26Florida StateW34-7
    Jan. 2vs. Iowa@W31-24
    *at Jacksonville; @Outback Bowl at Tampa, Fla.

    FLORIDA - 2006 (13-1; 7-1 SEC/CHAMPION; NATIONAL CHAMPION)

    Sept. 2Southern MissW34-7
    Sept. 9UCFW42-0
    Sept. 16at TennesseeW21-20
    Sept. 23KentuckyW26-7
    Sept. 30AlabamaW28-13
    Oct. 7LSUW23-10
    Oct. 14at AuburnL17-27
    Oct. 28vs. Georgia*W21-14
    Nov. 4at VanderbiltW25-19
    Nov. 11South CarolinaW17-16
    Nov. 18Western CarolinaW62-0
    Nov. 25at Florida StateW21-14
    Dec. 2vs. Arkansas#W38-28
    Jan. 8vs. Ohio State@W41-14
    * at Jacksonville, Fla.; # SEC Championship game at Atlanta; @ BCS National Championship at Scottsdale, Ariz.

    FLORIDA - 2007 (9-4; 5-3 SEC)

    Sept. 1W. KentuckyW49-3
    Sept. 8TroyW59-31
    Sept. 15TennesseeW59-20
    Sept. 22at Ole MissW30-24
    Sept. 29AuburnL17-20
    Oct. 6at LSUL24-28
    Oct. 20at KentuckyW45-37
    Oct. 27vs. Georgia*L30-42
    Nov. 3VanderbiltW49-22
    Nov. 10at So. CarolinaW51-31
    Nov. 17Fla. AtlanticW59-20
    Nov. 24Florida StateW45-12
    Jan. 1vs. Michigan@L35-41
    *at Jacksonville, Fla.; @Capital One Bowl at Orlando, Fla.

    FLORIDA - 2008 (13-1; 7-1 SEC/CHAMPION; NATIONAL CHAMPION)

    Aug. 30HawaiiW56-10
    Sept. 6MiamiW26-3
    Sept. 20at TennesseeW30-6
    Sept. 27Ole MissL30-31
    Oct. 4at ArkansasW38-7
    Oct. 11LSUW51-21
    Oct. 25KentuckyW63-5
    Nov. 1vs. Georgia*W49-10
    Nov. 8at VanderbiltW42-12
    Nov. 15So. CarolinaW56-6
    Nov. 22The CitadelW70-19
    Nov. 29at Florida StateW45-15
    Dec. 6vs. Alabama#W31-20
    Jan. 8vs. Oklahoma@W24-14
    *at Jacksonville, Fla.; #SEC championship game at Atlanta; @BCS National Championship game at Miami, Fla.

    FLORIDA - 2009 (13-1; 7-1 SEC)

    Sept. 5Charleston SouthernW62-3
    Sept. 12TroyW56-6
    Sept. 19TennesseeW23-13
    Sept. 26at KentuckyW41-7
    Oct. 10at LSUW13-3
    Oct. 17ArkansasW23-20
    Oct. 24at Mississippi StateW29-19
    Oct. 31vs. Georgia*W41-17
    Nov. 7VanderbiltW27-3
    Nov. 14at South CarolinaW24-14
    Nov. 21Florida InternationalW62-3
    Nov. 28Florida StateW37-0
    Dec. 5vs. Alabama#L13-32
    Jan. 1vs. Cincinnati@W51-24
    *at Jacksonville, Fla.; #SEC championship game at Atlanta; @Sugar Bowl at New Orleans

    FLORIDA - 2010 (8-5; 4-4 SEC)

    Sept. 4Miami Univ.W34-12
    Sept. 11South FloridaW38-14
    Sept. 18at TennesseeW31-17
    Sept. 25KentuckyW48-14
    Oct. 2at AlabamaL3-31
    Oct. 9LSUL29-33
    Oct. 16Mississippi StateL7-10
    Oct. 30vs. Georgia*W34-31 OT
    Nov. 6at VanderbiltW55-14
    Nov. 13South CarolinaL14-36
    Nov. 20Appalachian StateW48-10
    Nov. 27at Florida StateL7-31
    Jan. 1vs. Penn State@W37-24
    *at Jacksonville, Fla.; @Outback Bowl at Tampa, Fla.

    OHIO STATE - 2012 (12-0; 8-0 BIG TEN)

    Sept. 1Miami Univ.W56-10
    Sept. 8Central FloridaW31-16
    Sept. 15CaliforniaW35-28
    Sept. 22UABW29-15
    Sept. 29at Michigan StateW17-16
    Oct. 6NebraskaW63-38
    Oct. 13at IndianaW52-49
    Oct. 20PurdueW29-22 OT
    Oct. 27at Penn StateW35-22
    Nov. 3IllinoisW52-22
    Nov. 17at WisconsinW21-14 OT
    Nov. 24MichiganW26-21

    OHIO STATE - 2013 (12-2; 8-0 BIG TEN)

    Aug. 31BuffaloW40-20
    Sept. 7San Diego StateW42-7
    Sept. 14at CaliforniaW52-34
    Sept. 21Florida A&MW76-0
    Sept. 28WisconsinW31-24
    Oct. 5at NorthwesternW40-30
    Oct. 19IowaW34-24
    Oct. 26Penn StateW63-14
    Nov. 2at PurdueW56-0
    Nov. 16at IllinoisW60-35
    Nov. 23IndianaW42-14
    Nov. 30at MichiganW42-41
    Dec. 7vs. Michigan State#L24-34
    Jan. 2vs. Clemson@L35-40
    #Big Ten championship game at Indianapolis; @Discover Orange Bowl at Miami, Fla.

    Urban Meyer Quick Facts
    Hometown: Ashtabula, Ohio
    High School: St. John
    Age: 49
    Alma Mater: Cincinnati, 1986
    Master's Degree: Ohio State, 1988
    Year in Coaching: 28th (Third year at Ohio State)
    Wife: Shelley
    Children: Daughters, Nicole and Gigi, and son, Nathan

    COACHING EXPERIENCE
    Year TitleSchool
    2012-pres.Head CoachOhio State
    2005-10Head CoachFlorida
    2003-04Head CoachUtah
    2001-02Head CoachBowling Green
    1996-00Wide ReceiversNotre Dame
    1990-95Wide ReceiversColorado State
    1989Quarterbacks/Wide ReceiversIllinois State
    1988Outside LinebackersIllinois State
    1987Grad Assistant (Wide Receivers)Ohio State
    1986Grad Assistant (Tight Ends)Ohio State

    HEAD COACHING RECORD
    Year School Record Conference Record (Finish) Final Poll*
    2001 Bowling Green 8-3 5-3 NR
    2002 Bowling Green 9-3 6-2 NR
    2003 Utah 10-2 6-1 (First) 21/21
    2004 Utah 12-0 7-0 (First) 4/5/3
    2005 Florida 9-3 5-3 12/16
    2006 Florida 13-1 7-1 (First) 1/1
    2007

    Florida

    9-4 5-3 13/16
    2008 Florida 13-1 7-1 (First) 1/1
    2009 Florida 13-1 8-0 (First, East) 3/3
    2010Florida8-54-4NR
    2012Ohio State12-08-03/NA
    2013Ohio State12-28-0 (1st/Lea.)12/10 Orange
    Totals: 12 Years 128-25 76-18
    * Polls listed AP/Coaches'/Sports Illustrated

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