"No disrespect to the other bowl games, because they're awesome, but the Rose is the one we've always looked forward to", Meyer said.
Add all of that to the battering Meyer's reputation took nationally over the Zach Smith situation and the coach's response to allegations of domestic abuse, and a growing number of observers wondered aloud how much longer Meyer will remain as The Head Coach at The Ohio State. Meyer, who also has a cyst on his brain, has suffered from severe headaches in the past, and had brain surgery in 2014. As a result of knowing about the accusations, Meyer was suspended the first three games of this season.
He's 54, still relatively young, and though the arachnoid cyst on his brain seemed to be exhibiting painful symptoms this season, the condition isn't something life threatening-and, more crucially, those symptoms will likely subside with some minimal medical intervention.
"I don't see him coaching again".
Given what happened after he cited health reasons for leaving Florida, it seems like Meyer knows enough to be more careful this time around.
Meyer led the Gators to national championships in 2006 and 2008 and went 13-1 three times at UF (also in 2009). Within months, he had accepted his "dream" job at Ohio State.
"He told me that he couldn't be animated at the level he needed to, to energize his team and stay healthy", Brown said.
A press conference is scheduled for this afternoon.
Operating under the belief that Meyer will return to coaching in the next two years, these are some of the colleges that could potentially be fits for Meyer to get back in the game.
It had been reported in late October that there was "friction" between Meyer/the football staff "and athletics leadership as well as within the program itself"; the head coach subsequently attempted to knock down that report, for what it's worth. His career winning percentage is the best in program history, and while at Florida, he became the first coach in FBS history with consecutive 13-win seasons. And in his last year at Ohio State, he'd gotten a pay bump from $6 million per year to $7.6 million.
That win signified everything about Meyer's seven-year run.