Skip to main content

Urban Meyer "Deep In Negotiations" On New Media Job

Urban Meyer on the Jaguars sideline on Sunday.

JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA - NOVEMBER 07: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Jacksonville Jaguars celebrates a defensive stop during the first quarter in the game against the Buffalo Bills at TIAA Bank Field on November 07, 2021 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Urban Meyer is on the verge of a return to the college football broadcast booth.

According to reports from The Athletic on Saturday, Meyer is "deep in negotiations" with Fox Sports to return as an analyst for their college football coverage.

Meyer spent two years as an analyst for the network's flagship college football show "Big Noon Kickoff" before taking a head coaching job with the Jacksonville Jaguars last year.

"The thinking at Fox Sports, via network sources, is that they don’t view Meyer’s failure at the NFL level as an impediment to his returning to Fox. They know that the hire will be pilloried on social media. Meyer also had a 10-month broadcasting tenure at ESPN in 2011 which ended when he took the Ohio State job," Richard Deitsch reports.

Meyer revealed that he planned to return to Fox during a podcast appearance in April.

“That’s all still in conversation,” he told the Tim May Podcast. “I love Fox, I love their team, I love their guys. There’s nothing that’s been finalized yet, but yeah I plan on going back and doing it.”

Meyer's analyst spot on "Big Noon Kickoff" was replaced by former Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops, but Stoops has since returned to coaching in the XFL.

No deal is official yet, but Meyer is expected to take the job sometime in the near future.