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Urban Meyer Names Team That Can Challenge Alabama, Clemson

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)

Former Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer is making his college football analyst debut on FOX's pregame show this morning.

Meyer, who retired from Ohio State after the 2018 season, is part of FOX's new pregame show that also features Matt Leinart, Reggie Bush and Brady Quinn.

Ohio State's former head coach was asked at the beginning of the show what team can challenge Alabama and Clemson in 2019.

His answer: LSU. 

"I like LSU," Meyer said. "(Joe Burrow) loves this team...They have 16 returning starters."

Meyer coached Burrow at Ohio State. The former four-star quarterback competed for the Buckeyes' starting job after J.T. Barrett left, but ended up transferring to Baton Rouge.

LSU begins the 2019 season ranked No. 6 in the country. The Tigers open the year against Georgia Southern at 7:30 p.m. E.T. on SEC Network.

A major test for Coach O's team comes in Week 2, when the Tigers play at No. 10 Texas.