Media Analyst: It’s “Inevitable” Urban Meyer Lands This Job


first_imgA closeup of Urban Meyer wearing an Ohio State jacket.LINCOLN, NE – OCTOBER 14: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes watches player warm up before the game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium on October 14, 2017 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)On Tuesday afternoon, Ohio State held a press conference to announce Urban Meyer’s retirement. After seven seasons with the program, Meyer decided now was a good time to walk away from the program amid health concerns.Ohio State revealed offensive coordinator Ryan Day will take over for Urban Meyer after the team’s game against Washington in the Rose Bowl.So what will Meyer do with all of his newfound time? Well, after Ohio State’s game in the Rose Bowl, one media analyst predicts Meyer will land a new job with a major network.Richard Deitsch of the Athletic said it’s “inevitable” that Meyer lands with either ESPN or FOX.I think it is inevitable Urban Meyer lands at Fox or ESPN — at least for a short-term stay. History has shown sports networks do not particularly care about past indiscretions (maybe they would on OJ. Then again.) At ESPN, I thought Meyer was a good analyst. 1/2— Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch) December 5, 2018Meyer worked with ESPN after his time with the Florida Gators came to an end. However, Meyer has a complicated relationship with the company following his acceptance of the Ohio State job while under contract with the Worldwide Leader.Will Meyer head to the analyst booth? Stay tuned.last_img

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