Talk of Urban Meyer returning to the college football sideline has been around since the day he announced his retirement and it’s only going to continue to heat up as the 2019 regular season approaches.
Meyer, 55, is still young in coaching years, and there will surely be plenty of major college football programs interested in hiring him. The former Ohio State head coach has three national titles on his resume, a ridiculous winning percentage (roughly 85 percent) and seven conference championships.
The question, of course, is will he be interested in returning?
One of his former colleague’s can’t see him staying away.
“I just don’t see how he sits out the rest of his life,” a former colleague told Yahoo! Sports. “That’s who he is, that’s what he does.”
Meyer, who took over Ohio State’s program in 2012, has remained active in Columbus, serving as an assistant athletic director for the Buckeyes. He’s still close with the football program and was spotted at practice earlier this month.
USC is the program getting the most hype for Meyer, who will be working in Los Angeles this fall. Meyer is a part of FOX’s new college football pregame show that, coincidentally, also features former USC stars Reggie Bush and Matt Leinart. The former Trojans will be doing some recruiting if Clay Helton struggles.
“We’ll definitely be recruiting him,” Bush said earlier this year. “What makes you think we won’t be recruiters? Nothing is off the table.”
Nothing is off the table when it comes to Meyer’s future, that is for sure.
(Outside of coaching Michigan, that is.)