Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer watches his team run drills during their Spring NCAA college football practice Tuesday, March 8, 2016, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
Jay LaPrete
March 10, 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Ohio Gov. John Kasich has landed the endorsement of Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer ahead of the state's critical presidential primary.

In a video released Thursday, Meyer calls Kasich a friend and says he's ''a true supporter'' of what Kasich stands for. Meyer urged the governor to ''go win this darn thing.''

The remarks come days after Republican front runner Donald Trump praised Meyer at a political rally in Columbus. The billionaire businessman said he wasn't sure if Meyer endorsed him but he had said ''such nice things.''

Kasich has been lining up high-profile endorsements, including movie star and former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, headed into his home state primary.

The winner-take-all contest, worth 66 delegates, is a must-win for the governor and former congressman.

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Meyer endorsement on Kasich site: https://www.johnkasich.com/blog-posts/ohio-state-head-football-coach-urban-meyer-endorses-john-kasich/

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