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Colleague expects Urban Meyer to return to coaching at some point

Urban Meyer

The start of the upcoming college football season will mark the first time since 2011 that Urban Meyer is not leading a program.

Meyer retired from his job at Ohio State and has been replaced by Ryan Day, who served as an interim head coach last year while Meyer was on leave over the Zach Smith matter.

Meyer won national championships at Florida and Ohio State, and also had an undefeated season at Utah. He is among the greatest college football coaches ever, though as Jim Harbaugh noted, Meyer is involved in controversies wherever he goes.

Meyer has made the move to TV and is now an analyst for FOX’s college football programming. Will that be enough to satisfy the 55-year-old? One of his former colleagues does not think so.

“I just don’t see how he sits out the rest of his life,” a former Meyer colleague told Yahoo Sports’ Pat Forde. “That’s who he is, that’s what he does.”

That same colleague also said he believes Meyer would only return to college football at a program where he believes he could win a national championship. One specific job on the West Coast would seem to make a lot of sense if Meyer ever returns to coaching.

H/T The Spun

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