Report: NFL teams showing interest in hiring Urban Meyer
We’ve almost reached that time of year. The annual coaching carousel for the NFL is starting to get into motion, and former Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer is on the list for at least some teams.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, “at least two NFL teams” have contacted Meyer about potential interest in interviewing for a head coaching job. The three-time national champion has not dismissed the idea and is expected to decide sometime next week about making the leap to the next level.
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Meyer has frequently been rumored as a candidate to become a head coach at the NFL level, given his success in the college ranks. He won two national championships and Florida and led Ohio State to a title in 2014, the first year of the College Football Playoff.
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NFL teams are eyeing former Ohio State HC Urban Meyer for head-coach openings:https://t.co/34bjog4oVf
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 27, 2020
In 17 seasons as a head coach in college, Meyer has never once had a losing record and has a career mark of 187-32, which rounds out to better than an 85% winning rate. His teams also hit the 10-win mark 12 times in those 17 years.
At Ohio State, Meyer coached for 7 seasons and posted a ridiculous 83-9 record, which included a 54-5 mark in B1G play. He led the Buckeyes to conference championships in 2014, 2017 and 2018.
Meyer stepped down as the head coach of OSU following the 2018 season.