Urban Meyer had surgery to alleviate headaches that had been bothering the Ohio State coach during the past few weeks.

Meyer is expected to lead the Buckeyes through spring drills Tuesday.

School officials told the Associated Press Monday night doctors removed fluid from a cyst on Meyer's brain during the weekend.

The cyst was first discovered when Meyer was an assistant coach at Notre Dame in 1998 and has caused various problems throughout his life. He told Sports Illustrated the first headache he experienced felt like his  skull was being split by an axe.

The intense headaches have hounded Meyer throughout his career, flaring up his tenure leading the Florida Gators. After steering UF to a pair of national titles, Meyer cited stress and other health issues among the reasons he opted to resign. He took one year off from college coaching before accepting the Ohio State job.

The Buckeyes are coming off a 12-2 season, capping the 2013-14 season with back-to-back losses. They were the sole defeats of Meyer's two-year tenure  in Columbus.