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Urban Meyer Has Again Addressed A Potential Return To Coaching

A closeup of Urban Meyer during an Ohio State football game.

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 01: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks on during a play in the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2019 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

From the moment Urban Meyer announced he was stepping down at the end of last season, there has been speculation about when, not if, he'll return to coaching.

Meyer said he was going to step down as the Florida head coach after the 2009 season, only to change his mind the next day. When he did "retire" after the 2010 campaign, he didn't even make it through one whole season before taking the Ohio State job.

This time though, he swears it is going to be different.

Toledo Blade columnist Dave Briggs spoke with Meyer recently about his current role working at FOX and how he is enjoying retirement. The 55-year-old former coach reiterated his days on the sideline are done.

“I knew within a month that I made a mistake at Florida,” Meyer told Briggs about his first retirement. “This one, I believe I haven't made a mistake. I like what I'm doing, and I really enjoy working at Fox and Ohio State and being involved with other teams, too.”

Of course, mostly everyone is in 'believe it when they see it' mode when it comes to Meyer actually being retired. He's still the subject of coaching rumors to this day and will continue to be.

In the meantime, you can catch Meyer on FOX studio coverage this fall.