NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: Michael Thomas #3 of the Ohio State Buckeyes celebrates with head coach Urban Meyer after catching a 13 yard touchdown pass late in the second quarter against the Alabama Crimson Tide during the All State Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)An Ohio State football insider has named a “leading candidate” to replaced head coach Urban Meyer if he were to leave the Buckeyes following the 2018 season.There has been some talk about a potential Meyer departure – ESPN’s Paul Finebaum seems to be leading that charge – though the head coach has said he plans on coaching.Meyer, however, has admitted that he’s dealing with some health issues and many would not be shocked if he ended up leaving Ohio State at some point in the near future.An Ohio State booster has revealed that if Meyer does leave the Buckeyes, it will be his decision. Meyer will not be pushed out.Also, Ohio State assistant coach Ryan Day is likely the “leading candidate” to replace him if he leaves.“Billionaire Leslie H. Wexner, the man most responsible for Urban Meyer being hired by Ohio State — and Jim Tressel’s ouster — will not push Meyer out as Ohio State coach after the 2018 season, sources tell Sports by Brooks,” he tweeted yesterday. “If Urban Meyer elects not to return as head coach of Ohio State in 2019, the current leading candidate to replace him is current Ohio State Co-Head Coach Ryan Day.”If Urban Meyer does not return to coach Ohio State in 2019, it will be his own decision, sources tell Sports by Brooks.— Sports by Brooks (@SportsbyBrooks) October 31, 2018Finebaum, meanwhile, has been saying that he thinks Meyer will be done at Ohio State after 2018.“I’ve been suggesting that Urban Meyer has been done for a while based on the bad marriage and based on body language. The admission by him that he is still struggling with some health issues. On Saturday night, he looked like the saddest man in America, and he probably was because when you think about the potential of that program and of that team and where they are right now, it’s pretty scary,” he said.Finebaum continued:“I just don’t think Urban Meyer has the makeup to deal with much more adversity. I know it’s an easy thing to say, ‘Hey, look what happened at Florida,’ but it’s precedent and it’s who I think Urban Meyer is,” Finebaum said. “When things get tough, he runs away and quits.”Meyer and Ohio State, meanwhile, are set to return to the field on Saturday against Nebraska.