Urban Meyer is in his second ‘retirement’ as a head coach, but is likely to be a top candidate for every major coaching job for years to come. He was recently asked about his future and had a very interesting response.
In an interview with Cleveland.com, Meyer confessed to missing “that fight” that goes into preparing for games.
“I’ve been in a fight for 33 years, and now you’re not in that fight… So how do you fulfill that fight? And I feel that every morning. Every morning…”
But by the same token, he felt that the “wear and tear” that goes into a season was one of things that prompted him to retire at the end of last season.
As for the possibility of answering a phone call from the USC Trojans or another school to take over, he had a surprising answer. He said he isn’t “there at the moment” but says to wait until next year and see how he feels.
“I’m not there at the moment… Like you said, next year can I say that? We’ll talk again next year and we’ll see.”
It’s clearly not a definitive answer, but it’s also one that may not stop ADs from trying to get in touch with him.
Meyer is a proven winner and one of only a handful of college football coaches with multiple national titles.
Simply bringing him in has the potential to completely turn a struggling program around.
Several coaches have returned to the game after taking a multi-year break in recent years. Have we really seen the last of Urban Meyer on the sidelines?