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Urban Meyer to become an assistant athletic director at Ohio State

We’re getting a better picture of what Urban Meyer will be doing at Ohio State following the Rose Bowl. After seven seasons at the helm of the Ohio State Buckeyes football program, Meyer will be transitioning into a role as an assistant athletic director. From an office standpoint, he’ll be going from the Woody Hayes Athletic Center to the Fawcett Center, located across the street from the WHAC.

The three-time national championship winning coach will help with fundraising, speaking engagements, and see the development of other coaches at Ohio State.

If there was any fear that Meyer would try to impose undue influence over Ryan Day and his handling of the football program, athletic director Gene Smith squashed any potential of that in an interview with Cleveland.com.

Earlier in the week, it was announced that Meyer would be co-teaching a leadership class within the Fisher College of Business at OSU.

Urban takes the field as head coach one last time on Jan. 1, as the Buckeyes battle the Pac-12 champion Washington Huskies in the Rose Bowl. Kickoff is slated for 5 p.m. ET, with ESPN broadcasting the game.

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