Urban Meyer reportedly returning to broadcasting for 2022 college football season
Urban Meyer will reportedly be back at FOX for the 2022 college football season as part of the Big Noon Kickoff pregame show.
The news comes from Rudy Martzke’s Twitter account (with a confusing handle).
Urban Myer is rejoining Fox Sports Big Noon Kickoff.
— Rudy Martzke (@FakeRudyMartzke) August 4, 2022
In April, Richard Deitsch of The Athletic reported that Meyer and FOX were “deep in negotiations” about his return to the network.
Meyer addressed the chatter that month during an appearance on the Tim May Podcast.
“That’s all still in conversation,” Meyer said on the podcast. “I love FOX, I love their team, I love their guys. There’s nothing that’s been finalized yet, but yeah, I plan on going back and doing it.”
Meyer landed with FOX after coaching the Ohio State Buckeyes for 7 seasons (2012-18). It was his second broadcasting gig. Meyer departed Florida after the 2010 season, his sixth. For the 2011 season, he was an ESPN analyst up until taking the Ohio State job.
Meyer posted an 83-9 overall record and 54-4 conference mark with the Buckeyes, winning the College Football Playoff in 2014. Meyer came out of retirement to coach the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars in 2021. He was fired before the end of his first season, with a 2-11 record.
Bob Stoops replaced Meyer on the Big Noon Kickoff for the 2021 season. Stoops will be coaching in the XFL in 2023, which presented a conflict with FOX’s involvement with the USFL.