Urban Meyer isn’t the head coach at Ohio State anymore, but he hasn’t left the college football world. Meyer is now an analyst on FOX Sports. Saturday, he gave his College Football Playoff picks just ahead of the season opener.
Meyer, unsurprisingly, has Ohio State in his foursome. He also has Alabama and Oklahoma. The team he has winning it all, though, is Clemson.
That wouldn’t be a shock, considering the Tigers won the national title last year after smoking Alabama in the championship.
Earlier in the day, Meyer was asked if this was “Michigan’s year.” Clearly, if he has Ohio State in the playoff, he does not think so.
Urban Meyer's College Football Playoff prediction: Ohio State, Oklahoma, Clemson and Alabama pic.twitter.com/G5fKZMf1S8
— Stephen Means (@Stephen_Means) August 24, 2019
Urban Meyer on FOX picks Ohio State, Oklahoma, Alabama and Clemson as his playoff teams. Brady Quinn also picks Ohio State to get in. None of the other 3 panelists put a Big Ten team in the playoff.
— Doug Lesmerises (@DougLesmerises) August 24, 2019
Meyer coached at Ohio State for seven seasons, winning a national title in 2014 with the Buckeyes. He also won two national titles at Florida.
Meyer, after the Zach Smith situation, stepped down as head coach at Ohio State after the 2018 season. He’s said he doesn’t see himself coaching again, but there are many in the sport who don’t believe him.
Meyer’s picks aren’t exactly controversial. Alabama, Clemson, Oklahoma and Ohio State have all reached the College Football Playoff multiple times. Three of those programs have won it all.
We’ll see if he’s right. College football season starts in just over an hour when Miami and Florida do battle.