Urban Renewal In Columbus? Is Former Florida Gators Coach Urban Meyer And The Ohio State Buckeyes Working On A New Deal?

By Robert D. Cobb

It looks like there might be a major urban renewal coming to the banks of the Olentagy in the form of former Florida Gators head coach Urban Meyer.

According to conflicting media reports via Twitter, former Florida Gator head coach and current ESPN analyst, Urban Meyer is in talks to become the next Ohio State football coach.  Scout.com writer, Mike Freeman via Twitter, was the first to report the Meyer contract would later deny and retract his initial report as a “dumb rumor”.

Meyer was also the Buckeyes tight end coach in 1986 and wide receivers coach in 1987.

The 47-year old Toledo, Ohio native would replace interim head coach, Luke Fickell and is believed to be finalizing a deal of seven years and $35 million dollars.

Meyer who has won two BCS national titles at Florida—one of them coming against Ohio State in the 2006 BCS National Championship Game, 41-14, was also previously linked to Big 10 rival, Penn State

Long rumored to be waiting in the wings, Meyer has been long considered the Buckeyes main target to replace former head coach, Jim Tressel.

Meyer who has also coached at Bowling Green, Utah and Florida has a career 104-23 record and a 7-1 mark in bowls.

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