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22:30  04 december  2018
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Meyer: 'I plan to coach' after this season

Meyer: 'I plan to coach' after this season Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer tried silencing any speculation about his future in Columbus by stating his plan to coach after this season.

Urban Frank Meyer III (born July 10, 1964) is an American college football coach and former player, and current head football coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes.

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Is Urban Meyer really retiring from coaching? Maybe, but if not, what are his next five top coaching options?

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Do you really think Urban Meyer is retiring from coaching for good?

He absolutely needs time off to get healthy again, but …

The guy is only 54, he's as good as anyone in the game at doing this coaching football thing, and he's going to be in the unique position of doing anything or going anywhere he wants.

You name the job opening, and he can have it.

It might be too soon and not quite the right fit to grab the Green Bay head coaching gig, but for a guy like Meyer, it's about doing something legendary.

He's not Bob Stoops, who could unplug and get out. Meyer's a coach. That's who he is and what he does, and he'll be in a unique position to take over any job that would be a dream for anyone and everyone else.

You have to be talking A list of A list gigs for him to take this on.

There are the legitimate health issues, and he does appear to need to recharge the batteries, but he was grouchy at Ohio State for getting suspended during the Zach Smith controversy.

So figure his next coaching gig to be in a year or two after he goes back to the booth as a brilliant color commentator, and then waits to see what opens up.

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The investigation into what Urban Meyer knew, when he knew it, and who he reported it to has been completed First of all let me begin by saying that I do not think Urban Meyer is going to be fired. Ohio State will win the Big 10 this year, next year, and the next 5 years regardless of the coach , and

Urban Meyer 's future is officially in doubt, as the Ohio State Buckeyes head coach has been placed on administrative leave following a report that Meyer knew So if the job does come open, Ohio State will be able to swing the fences for a head coaching replacement. There might not be a better job in the

The five most interesting potential job options for Urban Meyer are …

5. Alabama Crimson Tide

No, no, no, no, NO. It'll never, ever, ever happen, but … just imagine, what if?

If you're looking for the one guy who could eventually possibly follow that, here he is.

Nick Saban is still a not-that-old - considering he's not starting from scratch like, say, a Mack Brown is at North Carolina - and he could absolutely still be the Crimson Tide head man five years from now, maybe longer. But let's say he's done within the next two years.

Let's say that he wants to go out on top and is ready to enjoy life without having to be Nick Saban, Alabama Head Football Coach, or, let's say he wants to scratch that NFL itch one more time and give it a shot.

Dabo Swinney would be the obvious next huge name in line for the job, however, Urban Meyer would on the minds of some of the big-wigs who'd want to keep the whole machine going.

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Meyer isn't the type who'd have an issue with the challenge, and he's not going to care about having to fill Saban's shoes. But ….


If Saban would happen to leave and Meyer is still not coaching anywhere, it'll be a big deal and many would try to at least think about the possibilities, but again, Dabo would probably be the one to step in.

4. Cincinnati Bengals

In theory and in terms of narrative, it would be an easy job to slide into if and when the long tenure of Marvin Lewis is over.

At the very least, the fan base would be screaming for it.

Lewis is signed through 2019, but if there's yet another year without a playoff win - the Bengals are in the midst of a dying 5-7 season - the gig might be open even with a big number of payout money on the books to come.

It would be a huge PR move, and Meyer does have Cincinnati roots having played for UC, but could he be handed enough power to do what he wants?

Bengals owner Mike Brown bumped up Lewis's salary to $6 million a year, but that would have to be the starting point to get Meyer in. It would be about personnel decisions, and it would be about this being Meyer's team and franchise - and that would include getting into bidding wars for top free agents.

But it would also be a bit of a rebuild, and there would be a whole lot of losing before getting the franchise on a possible playoff track, so …


If Meyer wants to go pro and take on that challenge, Cincinnati wouldn't necessarily be the right fit unless he's allowed to be Bill Belichick. That's not going to happen with Brown there.

3. USC Trojans

This is one of the few gigs out there that turns into an instant perfect fit.

Clay Helton is going to last another year, and USC isn't going to go to the College Football Playoff. The Trojans will be fine, but it's not going to be the season the fan base wants, especially when USC is the type of job that can and should get the top-tier of candidates crawling all over themselves for the shot.

USC is going to need a star power head coach. Chip Kelly is going to do big things up the road at UCLA, Sean McVay is the superstar young mastermind of the red-hot Rams, and the Chargers are eventually going to be a thing with the new stadium kicking in two years from now.

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USC has been used to owning the Los Angeles football world, and there's a chance it might be down the attention pecking order? Oh no, that's not going to work.

Here's how this works. Helton has a strong year, helped by Kliff Kingsbury taking on the offensive coordinator job. There's a wink and a nod that if the offense rocks, but the team doesn't have the right record, he might just slide up a notch to take over if Helton goes, say, 9-3.

However, Meyer is out there.

If he doesn't want the USC job, then it's Kingsbury's. But with the recruiting base, the history, and the cache of being the USC head coach, this might be that one job that might be too good to pass up.

The money won't be a question, and Meyer would be one of the city's biggest sports superstars. He's not about glitz or that lifestyle, but wait a year, and this might just be on the table.

2. Cleveland Browns

Sort of like it was always out there that eventually, if the timing was right, that Urban Meyer would become the next Ohio State head coach.

The timing isn't quite right since he does need a break, but is just seems like, eventually, if he were to take on a pro job, this would be it.

It's an energized franchise with a brash young star quarterback in Baker Mayfield, a whole bunch of interesting players to work around, and considering it's the NFL, the relatively low expectations for a franchise that's been so woeful for so long.

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Urban Meyer , Herman’s former boss at Ohio State, calls this an excuse. "C'mon man,” he told For what it’s worth, Herman said before getting beaten by Maryland that Texas wasn’t a top -25 Why’d Meyer make his comments? Meyer had similar criticism for now-South Carolina coach Will Muschamp.

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Could the dynamic of Meyer and General Manager John Dorsey work?

Again, like the Cincinnati part of the NFL puzzle, Meyer isn't going to want to take on a job where he doesn't get his say and his stamp on personnel moves. He's not going to want to take maybe for an answer, ever.

But this is one those coachey coach jobs. It's Cleveland, it's Ohio, and it's the gig that all Ohio coaches dream of when they think of being the won who finally brings the franchise a Super Bowl.

Unless the Browns come up with a superstar option, the base is going to be asking for Meyer to at least be considered in the process. However, considering Cleveland needs a head coach now, and the timing doesn't quite work out …

1. Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Like the Ohio State job before it was open, and like the Cleveland opening if Urban Meyer wants to go to the NFL, there's that sense that Notre Dame is that one place he'd go if he wanted another top college job.

This time around, Notre Dame wouldn't screw it up.

Meyer was Notre Dame's for the taking back in 2004, but Florida came in strong for the then-Utah head coach, and the rest is history.

Brian Kelly has the Fighting Irish in the College Football Playoff, and while he can stay as long as he wants right now, his stock has never been higher.

If he ever wanted to jump to the NFL - like, say, the Cincinnati Bengals for the former UC head coach - this would be the time for the 57-year-old to make the move.

But let's say Kelly wants to make that move in 2019, or if the team has a disappointing 8-4 season, the call for Meyer would get louder and louder.


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Mike Leach recruiting Urban Meyer to teach class with him at Washington State.
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