Former Florida Gators head coach Urban Meyer is stepping down as Ohio State's football coach after the Rose Bowl.

He announced on Tuesday that he will be retiring immediately after Ohio State's Jan. 1 matchup against Washington in Pasadena. He will be replaced on a full-time basis by current Buckeyes offensive coordinator Ryan Day.

Meyer led the Gators to the national championships in 2006 and 2008. He also recruited Tim Tebow, who was on the team for both of those titles.

His retirement comes on the heels of a year that saw plenty of success on the field, but also controversy off it. In August, Meyer was suspended for the first three games of the season -- as well as training camp -- following an investigation into his handling of claims of domestic violence made against former assistant coach Zach Smith.

In his absence, Day served as interim head coach, compiling a 3-0 start to what was ultimately a second straight Big Ten championship season.

During the Buckeyes' run to a 12-1 record, Meyer dealt with health issues, most notably a brain cyst which has caused severe headaches -- one of which brought him to his knees during the Buckeyes' October matchup against Indiana.

In seven seasons at Ohio State, Meyer compiled an 82-9 record, three Big Ten championships, the 2015 College Football Playoff championship and a perfect 7-0 record over rival Michigan.

Meyer will hold a press conference in Columbus at 2 p.m. ET on Tuesday to make a formal announcement.

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