Urban Meyer brushes off latest question about potential coaching return
Urban Meyer seems to be enjoying his first season as a college football analyst for FOX, but speculation about his return to coaching is not going to stop at any point in the near future. The three-time national champion knows that, but he insists he has not given it any thought.
Andrew Marchand of the New York Post asked Meyer this week what the circumstances would have to be for him to consider a return to coaching, and Meyer said his focus is solely on fulfilling his duties with FOX.
“I’m not even there. I’m not even in that space. My focus is being the best for my employer at FOX,” Meyer said. “I’m on the phone every day with them. Not so much what we did well, but what we can do better. That’s how I’ve always have been trained. That is my focus.”
While he is obviously one of the best of all time at coaching players, Meyer said he loves working as an analyst and providing insight for fans.
“I think there are so many people out there talking about this game and it is complete theory. They think this is what is going on instead of the testimony of a mindset of a coach or an athlete,” he said. “That is why I think our show is so good.”
Meyer is only 55, and one of his former colleagues recently said he cannot see the former Ohio State and Florida leader staying away from coaching. That same colleague speculated that Meyer would only return to a program he believes has a shot at winning a national championship, and one job on the West Coast would seem to make a lot of sense if he does get the itch again.