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It's Official: Urban Meyer Will Coach Ohio State

After weeks of speculation it appears that the Ohio State Buckeyes and Urban Meyer have come to an agreement where the two-time National Championship coach will come to Columbus to coach the Buckeyes. ESPN is confirming this morning that both sides have reached a deal for Meyer to take over the program after Luke Fickell guided them to a 6-6 record in 2011:

Sources told WKMG-TV in Orlando last week that Meyer would be introduced in coming days after agreeing to a seven-year, $40 million deal.

Both sides have faced a number of questions this past season. Meyer left the Florida Gators amid a number of possible health concerns and has spent the last season and an analyst. Ohio State has had multiple run-ins with the NCAA that caused former coach Jim Tressel to be fired before the season started. Ohio State's 6-6 record was its worst since 1999 and they lost to archrival Michigan for the first time since 2003 on Saturday.

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