Urban Meyer is focus of at least two NFL head coaching searches, report says,
At least two NFL organizations have approached former Ohio State coach Urban Meyer to gauge his curiosity in coaching their group, in response to a report from ESPN.
ESPN, citing a supply related to 1 of these two groups, stated Meyer is contemplating the provides and intends to make his choice “throughout the subsequent week,” earlier than the top of the NFL common season. Half of that course of, ESPN reported, is whether or not he is absolutely ready to immerse himself within the skilled world.
Meyer final coached in 2018 at Ohio State, main the Buckeyes to a 13-1 document to go a mixed 187-32 at Bowling Inexperienced, Utah, Florida and Ohio State. Meyer, 56, additionally coached three nationwide championship groups: two at Florida (2006 and ’08) and one at Ohio State (2014).
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Meyer has been tied to a number of high-profile coaching jobs since his retirement from the sport following the 2018 season. That features USC in 2019 and, most just lately, Texas. He has turned all the pieces down so far, usually citing his well being and want to spend time along with his household. He has stated he “thinks” he is performed with coaching; his spouse, Shelley, stated she needs him to be performed as nicely.
Whether or not Meyer would wish to come out of retirement to make the soar from faculty to the professionals stays to be seen, however various groups would have a place prepared for him if he did. Three groups have already got openings for his or her head coaching positions (Falcons, Lions, Texans), whereas a number of might very nicely have a gap after the top of the season (Chargers, Jaguars, Jets).