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Urban Meyer Once Again Addresses A Return To Coaching

Urban Meyer holding his tie.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 20: Former player Urban Meyer, rumored to be the next USC head coach, appears at the USC game against the Utah Utes at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on September 20, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images)

As the college football season winds down, programs will make tough personnel decisions headed into the final few weeks of the season.

One of the hottest names in coaching remains former Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer. After stepping down as the Buckeyes head coach, Meyer landed with FOX Sports as an analyst.

While he's done well in that position, some are wondering if he wants to return to the sideline. He gave an insightful answer to that question this week about not "being in the battle" this year.

Here's what Meyer said in a one-on-one interview with Dom Tiberi of WBNS:

"Struggled. Every morning, I’ve struggled. It’s better than it’s been. When you’re in a fight for 35 years, and you’re not in that fight...Does that mean I want to go do it again? I didn’t say that, because I am very happy, and more importantly my family is very happy, and I’m ecstatic that this place [Ohio State] is doing as well as they are. But the fact that you’re not in a fight, does that say that doesn’t chew at me? No, it does."

Meyer's name has been connected to the USC and Notre Dame jobs this year, though both are currently occupied. When asked if he pays attention to the rumors, Meyer made it clear he's focused on other things.

"No -- first of all -- I don’t know what [the rumors] are, and when people bring them up --I talk about the Ohio State-Team Up North game," he said.

Will we see Meyer back on the sideline soon?