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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.


Since: Mar 25, 2009
Posted on: June 14, 2011 4:12 pm

Urban Meyer won't pursue a job this fall

Hopefully we can get a bowl rematch with the gators and two DC's of top defenses last year can go at it

cant believe i actually finished your post to find even more lost credibility, i hate to break it to you bud, but ohio state might not be in a bowl game for the next 2 years, if they are in one this year, then the ncaa is as 2 faced and crooked as they come, usc gets 2 years because of a player's dealing with agents, not the school, so if usc can get 2 years for not even being involved, you better believe that OSU deserves at least 2 for the tressel cover-up, and to the idiots still saying he was protecting his players, your blind and stupid, you obviously know nothing about the legal system, tressel was in no way bound by a confidentially agreement with that lawyer and would be a complete idiot himself to think so, the lawyer broke confidentially, who happened to be a former OSU player, go figure, i wonder what your BS excuses will be when the ncaa finishes up their investigation on your car deals?  let me guess, he was having a sale that day lmfao??

Since: Mar 25, 2009
Posted on: June 14, 2011 3:54 pm

Urban Meyer won't pursue a job this fall

I could see Les Miles considering a return to the Big Ten,

i was basically agreeing with your post, until i read this sentence where you lost all credibility, les turned down his alma mater TWICE to stay at lsu, which happens to be the arch rival of the school your proposing he wants to work for??  lmfao, miles isnt stupid, he knows he could never have it any better than what he has right now, in terms of recruiting and support from the fanbase, if he did, he would have went to michigan the first time he was offered the job over richrod, i dont think miles is even on the short list at OSU, and ik the fans in columbus would never support a michigan man coaching their team, nothing like he is supported in baton rouge, do you really think one of bo's boys would work out at ohio state? personally i could see outrage from the fanbase by even suggesting this hire, regardless of what les has accomplished elsewhere

Since: May 5, 2011
Posted on: June 1, 2011 7:44 pm

Urban Meyer won't pursue a job this fall

thats right....long haired pretty boys that know how to kick the shit out of Ohio State...for that matter buckeye fans too! Come on down south and call some a pretty boy and see what happens....hahahaha dumb ass

Since: Aug 10, 2008
Posted on: June 1, 2011 3:54 pm

Urban Meyer won't pursue a job this fall

Meyer is a quitter who ran a dirty program at UF - why would anyone want him?  He set offensive football back 100 years and ran off skill position players with NFL aspirations, sending them into the open arms of FSU, UM and UCF.  This offensive genius never had a 1,000 yard running back or a 1,000 yard wr.  He doesn't put offensive players into the NFL.  He won a couple of SEC championships primarily on the backs of Ron Zook's recruits.  Then he quit, then he unquit, then he quit the team but not the program to spend more time with his kids while they live in Gainesville and he works in Bristol, CN.  Then he quit the UF non-coaching job when the NCAA threatened him with sanctions.  Great resume; I can see why he's such a hot commodity. 

Since: May 5, 2011
Posted on: June 1, 2011 8:13 am

Urban Meyer won't pursue a job this fall

a men brother! It will be an awesome season! 

Since: May 5, 2011
Posted on: June 1, 2011 8:09 am

Urban Meyer won't pursue a job this fall

Dude were you dropped on your head as a child??? You must have think that Meyer sucks is pretty retarted...I guess you must be on some kind of artifical high and think that the sweater vest was the best thing...I will sum this up for you 1) SEC is the best of the best! Ohio state could never compete with the would you like to take on an SEC schedule? 2) Schools in Florida have some of the best talent you could ever dream of having i.e. FSU and Jim Bo...would eat Ohio state for lunch...3)  Its funny how Ohio state as one of the suckest bowl game records....

Since: Oct 26, 2008
Posted on: May 31, 2011 11:42 pm

Urban Meyer won't pursue a job this fall

I agree with Alex, why would someone who was sitting on a high horse go to OSU? I don't think he would take on PSU either. Why would he go to there from the SEC. I am not a Florida fan by any means, but that would be like leaving the Steelers to coach the Browns. The only SuperBowl the Browns are going to get to is in my bathroom. I could see him trying his hand in the NFL in a couple of years, but I am not sure how his coaching style would work at that level. I know Spurrier was a great college coach, but he failed bad at Washington. It might not have been all of his fault, but you have to stand up for what you know. I believe the SEC East race will be a tight 3 way battle this year, can't wait for it to all start. NFL owners need to get their heads out of their A$$E$ or it will be FTNFL!!!!

Since: May 8, 2008
Posted on: May 31, 2011 3:17 pm

Urban Meyer won't pursue a job this fall

If the big  ten is so crappy why are they the only conference with a network, and why didnt espn offer the sec a major deal until it had a vacancy of games due to the big ten network bringing in more revenue from the network then espn had with everyone else. face it sec fans dont like the  big ten but then again isn't that love mutual. I think Meyer would have the pedigree and prestige to match OSU's as well as both parties not having the season this year they anticipated last fall. I'm not sure Urban takes a look at OSU unless he's ready to come back to the sidelines which is a problem he's had in recent years. The last thing I want in the Big Ten is another Florida coach who didn't end on a good note. I could see Nick Saban taking a look, not a committing but a look, I could see Les Miles considering a return to the Big Ten, I could see former OSU DC Dantonio leaving Mich State. I can also see a rising mid major coach willing to take infractions. The fact is OSU is an NFL factory with a particular style of football, so recruits will be interested, the history is there, finding the right candidate however will be hard given the style of play and what is expected. We all saw michigans failed experiment with style and systems change. I think Florida has the guy who would be a perfect fit in Columbus who is also big on not committing violations. We'll see. Personally i'd like to have seen UF and OSU keep their coach and watch both men sift through the mess they contributed too taking a down year with their heads high learning their lessons.

Still don't count the Bucks out this year... I believe they are still one of the most talented rostors in the nation and have a coach the team is behind in Luke Fickell. Hopefully we can get a bowl rematch with the gators and two DC's of top defenses last year can go at it. If it comes down to coaching it'll be a good game if it comes down to talent... OSU returns most of a top ranked team from last season so look out 

Since: Dec 5, 2008
Posted on: May 31, 2011 3:02 pm

Urban Meyer won't pursue a job this fall

Is anyone really suprised? Their coach was a Dbag, and their QB (Pryor) is a drama diva dbag.  I like listening to the Suckeye fans bashing meyer when everyone knows thats what they could use... i mean you can only hide in a weak conference and beat up community colleges for so long till it comes out in the wash..  Meyer is too smart to go to the team he used as a clean up towel in the BCS Championship... kinda what happens everytime the Suckeyes go to a bowl game... awful...

I hear Larry Coker is looking for a job, why dont ya'll call up him? he'd fit great with that program..

Since: Aug 20, 2007
Posted on: May 31, 2011 2:45 pm

Urban Meyer won't pursue a job this fall

Urban Meyer sucks and so does ESPN! So do all the schools in Florida for that matter. Buckeyes should pass on this doucher and find a quality coach.

Wow.. thank God for that fancy Ohio State education of yours.  Want to throw in a jab or two about people's moms?

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