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Urban Meyer won't pursue a job this fall

Posted on: May 30, 2011 4:53 pm
Edited on: May 30, 2011 8:26 pm
 

Posted by Tom Fornelli

With the news of Jim Tressel's resignation from Ohio State this morning, as you'd expect, it didn't take very long for people to begin speculating about who would be replacing Jim Tressel in Columbus. A name that has come up pretty often in that speculation is that of former Florida head coach and current ESPN analyst, Urban Meyer. Which is probably why Meyer did his best to nip that speculation in the bud on Monday afternoon, releasing a statment through ESPN publicist Mike Humes on Twitter.

"I am committed to ESPN and will not pursue any coaching opportunities this fall," Meyer said in the statement. "I have thoroughly enjoyed working with the people at ESPN this spring and remain very excited about my role with the network this fall.

"Jim Tressel has been a respected friend and colleague for a long time. I wish Jim and his family the very best now and in the future."

Tressel out at OSU

Will this put an end to the speculation? Of course not. Some have already begun trying to read between the lines of what Meyer was saying. Which is not surprising given the nature of the college coaching world. After all, it wasn't that long ago that Jim Tressel was sending the message that he'd wouldn't be stepping down as Ohio State's head coach, and look where we are now.

So no matter what Meyer says publicly, people are still going to speculate that he'll be on the Ohio State sideline in 2012 after taking a year off from the coaching grind. You have to figure that Ohio State will approach him about the job at some point given his ties to the state of Ohio, the school, and his coaching pedigree.
 

Comments

Since: Apr 23, 2010
Posted on: May 30, 2011 9:56 pm
 

Urban Meyer won't pursue a job this fall

Get rid of those idiots who caused Tressel to resign I'd rather lose than have them on the team.



Since: Nov 4, 2006
Posted on: May 30, 2011 9:54 pm
 

Urban Meyer won't pursue a job this fall

Maybe you should look up some statistics before you spout off about every school, given that The University of Florida is ranked higher than Ohio State in this years U.S. News College rankings, and Ohio State is ranked the same as Georgia in the same report.

And we don't just let anyone into our Universities...we only let people in who can crush Ohio State in any type of National Championship game...didn't you know?



Since: Nov 24, 2009
Posted on: May 30, 2011 9:48 pm
 

Urban Meyer won't pursue a job this fall

Dirty Captain steering Dirty Ship...Thats tuos.



Since: Mar 13, 2008
Posted on: May 30, 2011 9:36 pm
 

Urban Meyer won't pursue a job this fall

I love how everyone brings up the SEC in every conversation. Get over yourself SEC fans no one cares how good you are. I like the passion but feeling like you have to put down every one else is old hat.




Since: Mar 14, 2009
Posted on: May 30, 2011 9:34 pm
 

Urban Meyer won't pursue a job this fall

SEC is a bunch of long haired pretty boys.



Since: Jul 17, 2008
Posted on: May 30, 2011 9:33 pm
 

Urban Meyer won't pursue a job this fall

Take is easy LSU4EVER, I am not an Ohio ST fan but at least most of their players can read!! You are LSU really dude, you school sucks, really, loof it up!  LSU average graduation rate on the football team has been 53 percent, YAH dude, 53% now thats a JOKE!!! LSU is ranked 124th in the national universities category and 60th among public universities by the 2011 ranking of U.S. colleges, AGAIN A TOTAL JOKE!!!  The Big 10 crushes the SEC in academics, you loser let anyone into your universities!  So when you talk about the SEC as a football powerhouse, remember you guys are academic jokes!!



Since: Jan 7, 2011
Posted on: May 30, 2011 9:33 pm
 

Urban Meyer won't pursue a job this fall

If Urban Meyer returns to coaching the only school Meyer will take is Penn State.........and thats when Joe Paterno finally retires!



Since: Mar 14, 2009
Posted on: May 30, 2011 9:32 pm
 

Urban Meyer won't pursue a job this fall

Anything to feel better about getting beat down.  I will remember Arkansas going down.



Since: Mar 13, 2008
Posted on: May 30, 2011 9:32 pm
 

Urban Meyer won't pursue a job this fall

This sucks but it had to happen. As A lifelong Buckeye I will think of Tressel as a Buckeye forever. Thanks Senator you will be missed.

GO BUCKS : (

Now with that over lets play some football and quit dwelling on how much a guy paid for his car.

Oh if you listening Pryor you quit too.



Since: Sep 18, 2007
Posted on: May 30, 2011 9:13 pm
 

Urban Meyer won't pursue a job this fall

The Ohio St beat the SEC???  With a forfeit coming in the Sugar Bow... this will make Ohio St., 0-10 against the SEC in Bowl Games!!!
 


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