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BREAKING NEWS: Urban Meyer to retire as head coach of Ohio State University

If you are one of the many who wake up around the time the sun comes up, this will likely help get your day off on the proper foot: Urban Meyer is stepping down as head coach of Ohio State University.

Though the timing of the announcement may take some by surprise, this is hardly something that comes out of nowhere considering the tumultuous nature of this season for the Buckeyes, as well as the signs of physical distress that Meyer has shown on the sidelines throughout the season.

Over the past 15 seasons, the Michigan Wolverines have only been able to find a way to beat the Buckeyes one single time.

Meyer took over as head coach at Ohio State in 2012, leading the Buckeyes to an overall record of 82-9 during that time span.

 

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Former Detroit Lions GM Matt Millen in hospital awaiting heart transplant

 

Former Detroit Lions general manager and longtime NFL linebacker Matt Millen is in the hospital awaiting a heart transplant. According to Peter King of NBC’s Football Morning in AmericaMillen has been in a New Jersey hospital for the last 68 days as he awaits a heart transplant.

Matt Millen stepped away from his job as a game analyst for the Big Ten Network back on October 3rd to further focus on his health. Millen suffers from amyloidosis, a diagnosis he revealed last spring.

According to the Mayo Clinic, amyloidosis is a rare disease that occurs when a substance called amyloid builds up in your organs. In Matt Millen’s case, the amyloid is being deposited in his heart and impacting its ability to function.

Though there is no cure, amyloidosis is treated with chemotherapy to stop the growth of abnormal cells that produce amyloid. While Millen has been receiving weekly chemotherapy treatment, doctors have said he needs a heart transplant, since his heart is working at about 30 percent capacity according to an article published by The Morning Call back in April.

Because it often goes undiagnosed, amyloidosis carries life-threatening effects.

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