In a move that surprised many, embattled Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer announced that he would be retiring from coaching following the Buckeyes appearance in the Rose Bowl.
This announcement comes on the heels of Meyer being suspended for three games at the start of the season after a scandal involving one of his former coaches, Zach Smith, was made public – a scandal that still hadn’t died down a good two months after Meyer returned from said suspension.
Now, with Meyer announcing his retirement, his daughters Nicki and Gigi (pictured above and who we last saw in a very odd football video) are going to bat for their dad on social media – something they also did back in August of this year.
Writing on Twitter on Tuesday, Gigi tweeted, “A legacy isn’t shattered in a couple months…and a legacy most certainly isn’t determined by the media. Legacy is determined by the lasting impact one has on the culture of a program. You don’t have to be someone behind the scenes to see the incredible impact my dad had on the culture at Ohio State.”
Nicki Meyer, Gigi’s older sister, retweeted the statement as well as a few stories about her dad from former and current players.
Can’t really blame them for defending their dad, but, the evidence against him, at least that the public has seen, has been pretty damning.
Meyer will leave Ohio State with a winning percentage right around 90 percent (he’s currently 82-9, .901). Whether it stays that way is yet to be seen.