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Bill Belichick: I have great respect and appreciation for Urban Meyer

Ryan Hannable
January 02, 2019 - 12:55 pm

FOXBORO -- On Tuesday, Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer coached his final game, as offensive coordinator Ryan Day will now take over and Meyer will turn his attention to teaching a leadership class at the school and also become an assistant athletic director.

Patriots coach Bill Belichick has a long history with him, so when speaking Wednesday he was asked his thoughts on Meyer's career.

“I go back a long way with Urban," Belichick said. "I talk to him multiple times every season. I have great respect and appreciation for what he’s done and the National Championships, the programs that he has built. All the way back, he’s an Ohio guy when I was in Ohio and back to Bowling Green, obviously Notre Dame, Utah, Florida and Ohio State. Great man. He’s had tremendous success. He’s been a good friend. I have great admiration for what he’s done.”

Ohio State held on to beat Washington, 28-23 in the Rose Bowl to finish the year 13-1.

Meyer was suspended the first three games of the season for his handling of domestic abuse allegations against former receivers coach Zach Smith.

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