Over the past few weeks, Urban Meyer has fielded questions about his health and potential future as the head coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes. Following his health scare against Indiana earlier this season, Meyer revealed he's dealing with a cyst that leads to severe headaches.
When asked if he plans to continue on as the head coach of the Buckeyes, Meyer has remained adamant that he wants to coach. However, one Ohio State insider is questioning that desire.
Earlier this week, 247Sports editor Dave Biddle asked Meyer about his future with the program and came away with more questions than answers.
Here's what Biddle had to say about the situation.
"When I asked him earlier this week if he wants to respond to all of the rumors out there that he’s going to retire after this year, he said simply, 'I plan on coaching.' I was almost shocked that he didn’t have a more forceful denial. Then I asked him to follow up. Can you say definitively that you’ll be coaching at Ohio State? He said yes. You might take him at his word.
Just the way he answered that question gives me some doubts. If you’re a Buckeye fan out there and you’re curious, I think there’s now at least a chance that Urban Meyer is strongly considering walking away after this season. If I had to guess right now, I do think he’ll be back in 2019, but the way he answered the questions earlier this week really gave me pause."
Ohio State came in as the nation's No. 10 team in the first College Football Playoff rankings released on Tuesday night. The Buckeyes will have a chance to fight their way back into the College Football Playoff race if the team can take care of business in the Big Ten.
A huge matchup with Michigan looms at the end of the regular season. This weekend Ohio State hosts Nebraska.
As for Meyer's future beyond this season, the questions will continue.