Perhaps that burning sensation has finally been diagnosed.
In this article by Jim Rapp, Meyer’s name is linked to three major programs:
- Ohio State – “Urban Meyer has been connected to the Ohio State football program as a top-line coaching candidate practically since the moment Jim Tressel resigned on Memorial Day, and SportsRappUp.com has confirmed there is mutual interest.”
- Penn State – “The source told SRU that school officials contacted Meyer Sept. 25 and expressed major interest in pursuing him as head coach should Paterno, in fact, decide to retire.”
- Texas – “According to the source, Meyer also is very intrigued with the job at Texas, currently occupied by Mack Brown. The Longhorns have further secured themselves as an annual contender for the Big 12 crown, are inching closer to their own television network and enjoy conference consideration and major advantages in a recruit-rich area.”
The article also quotes a former Ohio State player, John Hicks, who appears to be asking the right questions:
“Here’s my thing with Urban: He didn’t go to Notre Dame (in late 2009) because of the academic requirements,” Hicks said. “He was coaching in a great football state with beautiful weather, more kids, less restrictions, a great conference. In Florida, they have spring football in high school – high school. So why am I chasing a guy who walked away from a goldmine?
Good question, John. Good question.
[HT: Black Shoe Diaries]