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As His Parting Gift, Urban Meyer Gives Ohio State a Rose Bowl Victory

Jan 01, 2019 - The New York Times

PASADENA, Calif. — A colleague once advised Urban Meyer to find a moment amid each game to savor. At Ohio State, the regimented coach customarily would remove his headset between the third and fourth quarters to soak in the university marching band blasting the vintage rock tune “Hang On Sloopy.”

The better the Buckeyes were playing, the longer he would listen.

On Tuesday, as Meyer’s dominant squad built what appeared to be an irreversible lead over Washington in the 105th Ro...