Report: USC will do ‘whatever it takes’ to hire Urban Meyer
Urban Meyer has been repeatedly linked to the USC head coaching job since he decided to step down at Ohio State last season, but there have questions about whether the school is actually interested and if Meyer would consider taking the job. According to one report, USC plans to pursue the three-time national champion as aggressively as possible.
The Trojans are willing to do “whatever it takes” to land Meyer as their next head coach, Brett McMurphy of Stadium reports. One USC source told McMurphy that the school has full confidence in Meyer’s ability to turn things around for the program, but they are unsure if he is interested in the position.
Urban Meyer is “undoubtedly" USC’s No. 1 choice & USC will do "whatever it takes to get him” as its next coach, sources told @Stadium. “We think the guy that can do it is Urban,” source said. "He did it at Utah, Florida & Ohio State, but the question is if he’s really interested"
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) November 1, 2019
USC’s new president would supposedly be hesitant to hire Meyer because of all the controversy that surrounds him, but it would be hard to envision a scenario where Meyer wants to coach the Trojans and they turn him down.
If Meyer expresses an interest in coaching again next season, USC is not going to be the only school that tries to hire him. We have already heard of another top program potentially having interest, but USC seems to be the most popular choice because of the current state of the program and the high-profile nature of the job. Meyer will probably be able to name his price if he decides to return, and USC sounds willing to meet it.