Urban Meyer Definitively Shuts Down The Idea Of Returning To Coaching At One College Program

Urban Meyer Shuts Down A Return To Coaching At One College Program

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  • Despite his recent troubles both on and off of the field, Urban Meyer could choose to return to coaching.
  • If the right opportunity comes his way, Meyer is only 57 and has plenty of time to get back on a sideline.
  • But it doesn’t sound like he will be going back to the school that gave him his start.

Urban Meyer is currently unemployed. Not only that, but he remains caught up in controversy after a less-than-stellar, extremely shot tenure with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

As a result, most high-level programs on both the collegiate and NFL level are avoiding Meyer. But he is still only 57 years old. There is a lot of time for him to get back into coaching.

That has led some college football fans (admittedly, I don’t really know who) to believe that Urban Meyer could return to Bowling Green.

Meyer began his head coaching career with the Falcons in 2001 and stayed there until 2003 when he left for Utah.

In his two years in Ohio, Meyer led one of the greatest turnarounds in college football history. He took over a team that went 2-9 in 2000 and led them to 8-3 and 9-3 records in 2001 and 2002.

Meyer remains close with many of the boosters in Bowling Green and has helped the university in its fundraising efforts over the years. He even went so far as to tell Dave Briggs of the Toledo Blade that he “would do anything for Bowling Green.”

While Bowling Green would surely welcome back one of the best coaches in the school’s history, it does not sound like it is in the cards for Meyer. Briggs texted Meyer about the idea and posed the following question:

Urban, could you see yourself a few years down the road finding satisfaction back at Bowling Green (or Toledo)? Or am I completely nuts?

In response, Meyer did not rule it all of the way out. But… he ruled it out.

“Wow. What a question,” Meyer said. “I do love BG. However, I could not see that happening. We are enjoying our lives and kids/grandkids.”

Sorry, Bowling Green. As head football coach Scott Loeffler sits firmly on the hot seat, the big board of his potential replacements will not include Meyer.