Urban Meyer has been out of coaching since 2021, and according to a PGA star, he’s not likely to return. Billy Horschel, who was on campus at Florida during Meyer’s tenure with the Gators, filled fans in on the coach’s future.
Horschel apparently bumped into Meyer in Chicago last month, where Meyer filled him in on his plans. Rob Oller of the Columbus Dispatch spoke about that interaction this week.
Defending Memorial champion Billy Horschel confirms Urban Meyer is finished coaching https://t.co/lNVO5kquWm
— Columbus Dispatch (@DispatchAlerts) May 30, 2023
Horschel says that the coach has no desire to return to the sidelines.
Meyer said the job took too much out of him, plus the college game has changed so much with NIL and the transfer rules that he would need to change his methods to be successful.
Meyer’s wife feels the same. “I looked at (Shelley) and she nodded (when Urban said he was done coaching),” Horschel said.
That answer likely doesn’t surprise many. If you take a look at health issues, combined with his absolutely miserable stint with the Jacksonville Jaguars, there aren’t a ton of football fans that would expect the national championship winning coach to come back.
That being said, his success at the college level is unquestioned and he’d have a number of suitors should he change his mind. With Ohio State and Florida, Meyer won three national titles and a ridiculous 86% of his games.
Of course, there’s something else potentially holding Meyer back, too. His current job with FOX.
Horschel told the Dispatch that the former head coach is “enjoying his TV gig,” as well as spending time with his family. It doesn’t seem like we’ll see Urban Meyer roaming the sidelines anytime soon.