Published on December 16th, 2018 | by Landon Buford0
I Hope They Handle OSU In The Rose Bowl Says Former UW Athlete
The University of Washington is gearing up to face The Ohio State University in 118th Rose Bowl game on New Years’ day.
Washington finished as the Pacific 12 Conference champions with a 10-3 record, while Ohio State would finish the season with a 12 -1 record winning the Big 10 Championship.
After the Big 10 championship game, OSU’s head coach Urban Meyer announced that he would be retiring after the conclusion of the Rosebowl Game. Due to headaches caused by an arachnoid cyst in his brain according to the Washington Post.
“The style of coaching that I’ve done for 33 years is a very intense, very demanding,” he said Meyer, before veering to another sentence. “I tried to delegate more and be CEO-ish more, and the product started to fail. The challenge was, can I continue to do that in that style?”
He finally made the decision that he could not continue his understudy Ryan Day, who is the 39-year-old offensive coordinator on Ohio State’s coach staff, was announced as his successor.
“It didn’t take long to learn what the expectations were,” Day said. “Number one, win the rivalry game against Michigan, and number two, win every game after that.”
Meyer gave Day praise “ He is a very good coach,” but “found out he’s far past those thoughts; he’s elite.”
He added: “I believe I will not coach again,” said Meyer, who stepped away from his position with Florida Gators back in December 2009, due to health issues related to stress.
Well, the Washington Huskies are looking to spoil Meyer’s final game by sending him out with a loss. Former Washington Huskies basketball player and current Orlando Magic shooting guard Terrance Ross agrees.
I can ask him did he think that the Washington Huskies “Will handle” Ohio State in the Rose Bowl?
“I hope so,” Ross said. I don’t really watch UW football that often, but I hope so.
Make sure you tune in to the Rose Bowl on January 1, at 4 PM on ESPN.