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Urban Meyer Reveals If He's Planning On Coaching Again

urban meyer on the sideline against northwestern

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - DECEMBER 01: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes walks the side lines in the game against the Northwestern Wildcats in the first quarter at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 01, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

The upcoming season won't be the first season without Urban Meyer roaming the sidelines. But many fans and pundits are convinced that it won't be the last just yet.

Meyer famously retired from Florida after the 2010 season only to return to the coaching ranks to join Ohio State in 2012. At 55 years old and with some big jobs believed to be open in 2020 - like USC - he could unretire again.

But in a recent interview with ESPN, Meyer appeared to indicate that this time is different. He explained that he knew almost immediately he made a mistake in leaving Florida. But this time, he feels the situation is different, and he's more sure of himself.

OK, so -- just to clarify -- is this really it?

"I think it is," Meyer said. "...people get tired of hearing that, but I think it is.

"I knew when I stepped away [from Florida] pretty quickly that I had made a mistake, that I wasn't ready to step away, but I think this one's different."

Meyer won three national titles in his sure-to-be Hall of Fame career - two with Florida and one with Ohio State.

He had 65 wins with five bowl victories in six years for the Gators.

As head coach of the Buckeyes he went 83-9, and led them to the first-ever College Football Playoff national title.

If this truly is the last we've seen of Urban Meyer on the sidelines, he will certainly be missed.