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Urban Meyer pulled from Big Ten broadcast

Janelle Vreeland

Urban Meyer

Urban Meyer pull fuels Buckeyes rumors

Urban Meyer has been pulled from Saturday’s Big Ten broadcast, fueling rumors that he will soon join the Ohio State Buckeyes as coach.

Lost Lettermen reports that ESPN isn’t citing Meyer’s coaching prospect as a reason for the pull. “We felt the studio in Bristol was the best place for him given the many storylines and top matchups going on in college football this weekend,” ESPN said.

ESPN reports that Meyer, 47, is an Ohio native who began his coaching career as a graduate assistant coach for the Buckeyes in 1986. Reportedly, Ohio State and Meyer have been in contact about the position, with both sides showing great interest, but no offer has yet been made.

“I’m in a good place right now mentally and physically. So if something happens with Ohio State, I’ll have a decision to make. But there has been no interview. There has been no offer to make a decision about,” Meyer said.

Although Meyer resigned from coaching in 2010, he hints that he may be ready to take on the challenge again. 

“I’ve found that it is possible to have balance between your job and your family, that there are coaches out there who are doing it,” Meyer said. “I love football. It’s what I am. I miss it.”

Read more about Urban Meyer here.

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