Meyer's last game will be against the ninth-ranked Washington Huskies in Pasadena, California.
Day served as Ohio State's interim head coach for the first three games of the season after Meyer was suspended for mishandling the employment of former assistant coach Zach Smith. And then there is the arachnoid cyst that puts pressure on the coach's brain and sometimes causes the kind of headaches that dropped him to one knee on the sidelines during the IN game earlier this season.
Believe it or not, you can bet on whether Meyer will be the next Browns coach. After spending some time at Florida, Meyer resigned, citing he wanted more time with his family and had recently suffered a health scare.
Meyer is excited about his final game.
Meyer had a wildly successful run in Columbus, which he looks to culminate with a Rose Bowl victory. Perhaps just as important as all of that, Meyer never lost to MI.
"The truth is you have a football coach who devoted 33 years of my life to student athletes", Meyer said.
The Buckeyes finished the season 12-1, but Meyer was not on the sideline for three games because he was serving a suspension stemming from his handling of domestic violence allegations against one of his former assistants. But he has nearly no head coach credentials. Day will take over as the 25th coach of the storied program where Meyer won a national title in 2014 after two at Florida (2006, 2008). Following his success at Bowling Green, Meyer took a new job coaching at Utah, where he drove the team to a 10-2 record in his first season. It will help in recruiting and it could even help on the field as early as next season.
The team alternated expected blowout wins with puzzling play that included a pair of one-point wins (Penn State, Maryland) and a closer-than-expected win over a struggling Nebraska team. "I followed my heart and not my head". He led the Buckeyes to the first College Football Playoff title in January 2015 and the last two Big Ten championships.
Haskins, one of three quarterbacks named as the finalists for this year's Heisman Trophy, was the brightest spot in a weird season for Ohio State, which posted the FBS's No. 8 scoring offense.
It appeared to be a dream job for the Toledo native. Meyer has about $38 million left on his contract. He certainly has a great offensive mind, but he's not Meyer, who outside of Nick Saban, is the best coach in college football.