Rumors Are Swirling About Urban Meyer’s Future At Ohio State

first_imgA closeup of Urban Meyer during an Ohio State football game.GLENDALE, AZ – JANUARY 01: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes on the sidelines during the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Rumors are swirling about the future of Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer following a telling report that surfaced on Friday morning.Meyer, who’s dealt with quite a bit during the 2018 college football season, has reportedly told Ohio State’s athletic department that the 2019 season will be his final one in Columbus, Ohio. The Buckeyes are reportedly planning on keeping offensive coordinator Ryan Day as his potential replacement.Football Scoop reported the news on Friday morning.With that said, sources tell FootballScoop Ohio State is taking Ryan Day off the job market, with a significant raise coming and with the (most likely) unwritten understanding that he is in line to become head coach once Urban steps down. What’s that you say? Urban stepping down? So about that…While Urban has stated repeatedly publicly that he plans to coach next year, sources tell FootballScoop that the Ohio State head coach continues to contemplate his future on an ongoing basis, and we hear he has told Gene Smith that he doesn’t expect to continue to coach past the 2019 season. One source told us we should expect Urban to address this in the days following Saturday’s Big Ten Championship.Meyer was asked about this report on Friday ahead of the Big Ten Championship Game.“No comment,” he said.Ohio State’s athletic director, meanwhile, denied the news.“Have seen [the report] and been asked, no truth to it,” Ohio State athletic director Smith wrote in a text message to ESPN’s Heather Dinich. “Urban and I have not talked about that.”OK then.Meyer and Ohio State are set to play in the Big Ten Championship Game this evening. The Buckeyes and the Northwestern Wildcats are set to kick off at 8 p.m. E.T. The game will be on FOX.last_img read more

Bronze level leadership sessions being held

In response to interested staff, two Bronze level Foundations In Leadership Practicum Series Fast Track sections are being offered to faculty and staff.Successful candidates at the Bronze level (Foundation In Interpersonal Communications) will have developed their verbal and non-verbal listening skills so they are able to focus on listening for understanding, and rate their own and the talker’s response on various communication scales.They will have developed their self-expression skills to the point of being able to respectfully and responsibly give constructive feedback and make their wants and needs known in an assertive manner. They will have gained an understanding of their own interpersonal communication habits and additional freedom to communicate more genuinely in all their relationships.The level consists of two full days of training spaced a week apart with some between session tasks – in all about a 14-hour time commitment.Dates: Section 1: Jan. 27, and Feb. 3.Time: 9 a.m. to 12:30, 1-4 p.m.Dates: Section 2: Jan. 28, and Feb. 4.Time: 9 a.m. to 12:30, 1-4p.m.Cost: $45For more information contact Les McCurdy-Myers at 905-688-5550 ext. 4123 or email lmccurdy@brocku.caTo register visit the Human Resources website under Focus on Learning.Limited space is available. read more