Meyer says headaches have become persistent

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Ohio State coach Urban Meyer is explaining his reasoning to retire after the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1.

He says the headaches he suffers from the cyst that he has in his brain became severe last season during Ohio State’s game at Penn State and have become a persistent problem this season.

The Buckeyes are 12-1 after winning the Big Ten. He also says knowing assistant coach Ryan Day would be his successor made the decision easier.

Meyer says the timing of his retirement was based on recruiting. He said the move needed to be made before the early signing period opens on Dec. 19.

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