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Urban Meyer Says He Plans On Signing A Contract Extension At Ohio State Soon

Urban Meyer reacting to a play in an Ohio State football game.

ANN ARBOR, MI - NOVEMBER 25: Urban Meyer head coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes reacts to a play in the second half against the Michigan Wolverines on November 25, 2017 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Urban Meyer sounds like he's staying at Ohio State for a while.

Urban Meyer signed an extension through January 2021 back in April 2015, shortly after he won the national championship at Ohio State.

This season, Meyer had one of the five highest coaching salaries in the country. He helped lead OSU to the Big Ten title and a win in the Cotton Bowl.

This offseason, there have been whispers, courtesy of Meyer's former Utah quarterback Alex Smith, that the 53-year-old coach has always "been intrigued" by the NFL. Of course, that's hearsay, but Buckeye fans can't like hearing it mentioned.

Well, Meyer's statements this morning should assuage any fears he is leaving Columbus. Speaking with reporters on National Signing Day, Meyer reaffirmed his commitment to Ohio State.

He said he plans on signing a contract extension soon and anticipates it would be a two-year deal.

This would lock Meyer up through the 2022 season, meaning he has at least five seasons left with the Buckeyes.

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Ohio State has gotten some major recruiting news today, including a commitment from five-star offensive lineman Nicholas Petit-Frere.

This news might be better than any of that, however.