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The school announced on Tuesday morning that Meyer would step away from the program and hand the reins over to offensive coordinator Ryan Day.
He heads into the game with an 82-9 record during his Ohio State tenure, including a flawless record over archrival MI.
Those are pretty long odds against the Browns hiring Meyer, who does have some scandal factor and health issues involved in his departure from Ohio State. The 54-year-old has battled the effects of an arachnoid cyst on his brain, which causes severe headaches, especially when under stress.
Ohio State released some of the documents that its special committee used in its investigation, including text messages that raised doubt about how forthcoming Meyer was when news of Smith's past transgressions first came to light this summer.
Meyer won two national championships with the Florida Gators before taking the head coaching spot in Columbus ahead of the 2012 season.
Everyone had to chase Meyer, who would win two titles, and that chase led to to the hire of Nick Saban, who arrived in the SEC two years after Meyer got to Florida.
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Then there's Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano.
Day, 39, has had a 15-year coaching career in college football and the NFL but has never been a full-time head coach.
The Buckeyes' strong finish this season belied on-the-field problems that made for a stressful season for Meyer and his staff. However, his time on the sidelines is ending on January 1, 2019, after he coaches the Buckeyes in the Rose Bowl. He went 3-0 in those games. The loss ultimately kept them out of the College Football Playoff.
"I would honestly throw him in the quarterback guru category", one person who has worked with Day at Ohio State said.
Ohio State's 2018 football season will end the way it began: With Urban Meyer not the Buckeyes coach.
Carter revealed that he thought Meyer shouldn't have been coaching over the last month of the season. Naming Day as Meyer's successor shows a commitment to continuity with the staff for 2019 and beyond.
Believe it or not, you can bet on whether Meyer will be the next Browns coach.