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How Urban Meyer Has Changed Since Announcing Retirement

Urban Meyer has coached 91 games since coming to Ohio State. His .901 winning percentage (82 wins, 9 losses) is the best in school history, topping Carroll Widdoes who went 16-2 (.889) in 1944 and 1945. While he might not also hold the less-official program record for most fiery sideline presence (see also: “Hayes, Wayne Woodow”), Meyer is known for his intensity before and during games. But a funny thing has happened since Meyer announced his retirement on December 4: he’s smiling more. “Definitely,” said senior wide receiver Parris Campbell. “Once you’re accomplished and you feel like you’ve done the right thing, that’s when you can step away.”