Just over 24 hours ago, the USC Trojans shocked the college football world when the program announced its moving on from head coach Clay Helton.
The divorce isn’t exactly surprising, but the timing is. Helton has been on thin ice seemingly during his entire time in charge of the Trojans program, but a brutal loss to Stanford was the final blow.
Immediately after USC’s decision, college football analysts and fans started throwing out names as potential replacements for Helton. Of course, the conversation eventually turned to Urban Meyer.
The current Jacksonville Jaguars head coach has been linked to USC numerous times in the past. However, he made the jump to the NFL for a reason so it would be surprising to see him leave after just one year.
While the rumors will exist in perpetuity, Meyer’s wife, Shelley, seems to have a definitive answer for fans. When a fan asked if Meyer and his wife haven’t completely unpacked in Jacksonville just yet, Shelley responded.
“Hahaha. Pretty settled. Lol,” she said on Twitter late Wednesday night.
Hahaha. Pretty settled. Lol
— Shelley ❌eyer (@spinnershells) September 14, 2021
While it’s not an official word from Meyer himself, it sounds like the Meyers aren’t leaving Jacksonville just yet.
Urban Meyer has coached just one NFL game and the fans are already convinced he’ll leave for USC. Perhaps they should let the full 2021 season play out before jumping to conclusions.
Then again, that’s what fans do.