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Meyer to be next coach at Ohio State

Posted on: November 28, 2011 9:09 am
Edited on: November 28, 2011 11:46 am
Posted by Chip Patterson

UPDATE:'s Dennis Dodd confirms that Urban Meyer will be the next football coach at Ohio State, ending weeks of speculation about his future and the Buckeyes' coaching position.

The Columbus Dispatch is reporting that a football-related news conference is scheduled for 5:15 p.m. ET.

Weeks of speculation and denial have reportedly come to an end, and Urban Meyer officially will be the next coach at Ohio State.

Meyer's agent reportedly confirmed to ESPN on Monday morning the former Florida Gators coach had accepted the Ohio State coaching job, the first official confirmation after reports from local throughout last week were vehemently denied.'s Dennis Dodd confirmed that was no official deal in place as of last Wednesday. It makes sense that Ohio State would not move forward crossing "t's" and dotting "i's" until the Buckeyes wrapped up their regular season. Ohio State fell to Michigan 40-34 on Saturday in the Big House, their first loss in the last seven years of the rivalry.

The Cleveland Plain-Dealer reports that interim head coach Luke Fickell will have the opportunity to remain on staff, but the former defensive coordinator may choose to pursue other opportunities. Assistance coach Stan Drayton, a former Meyer colleague, is also expected to have the opportunity to stay in Columbus.

This is Meyer's second return from retirement. The former Gators coach retired then immediately returned in 2009, before retiring for good in 2010. Citing health and family reasons, Meyer decided to take some time away from coaching and has spent the last year serving as an analyst for ESPN. Ohio State is bowl eligible, though the Buckeyes will not be officially extended an invitation until after the Big Ten Championship Game on Saturday.

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Since: Apr 10, 2007
Posted on: November 28, 2011 10:56 am

Meyer not Ohio St. coach yet; deal appears close

Meyer is a damn good coach, but i do not think he is the right fight for a team with an image problem. He we be very succsefull on the field but the problem i see is his players when not on the field have terrible arrest records. Good luck OSU i think the product on the field will be very good but off the field problems might hurt you.

Since: Jul 9, 2010
Posted on: November 28, 2011 10:53 am

Report: Urban Meyer hired by Ohio State

I like Urban Meyer, and I'm not a OHIO ST. fan. However, I don't understand in just 10 months from Urban's head coaching retirement at FLORIDA, that he is ready for the head coaching rigors at Ohio St.  Was his retirement from Florida just a rues, or did he really need a rest and to be with his family ?  Remember he retired twice from Florida !  Is there something with this picture that does not pass the smell test ?

Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: November 28, 2011 10:50 am

Report: Urban Meyer hired by Ohio State

Ohio State must not look at the Overall track record. MOST Gator Fans over 22 years old, were GLAD to see Meyer leave. Alumni don't like black eyes at their Alma Mater. Without Tebow, Meyers offense was a lifelong Gators fan, I will enjoy watching the debacle at Ohio State, they deserve what they get, after hiring Meyer on the heels of all Tressel has put them through.

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