Rumors have been going haywire about Urban Meyer possibly returning to coaching and taking the Texas head coaching job, which isn’t officially vacant at the moment. Some Longhorn fans even took it upon themselves to investigate the drapes and chair in a video hit he did last week thinking he was in a hotel room near Austin.
It turns out that it was all for not however as the latest reports suggest Meyer officially turned down the Longhorn over the weekend. If Meyer did in fact turn down the offer then that of course means the rumors and reports were true that Texas was pushing to get Meyer to take over the program which is quite a story in itself. Current head coach Tom Herman has to really be loving all of this.
According to Austin American-Statesman columnist Kirk Bohls, the reason behind Meyer turning down the Longhorns is the same reason he stepped away from coaching in the first place, his health.
Can confirm earlier report by Horns247 that former Ohio State coach Urban Meyer told Texas officials he has chosen not to return to coaching for health reasons. Meyer told UT this weekend. UT source tells me and @BDavisAAS UT is still "sorting through" what to do next. https://t.co/qqSjlk5THV
— Kirk Bohls (@kbohls) December 7, 2020
Meyer hung up his coaching hat at the end of the 2018 season after leading Ohio State to a Rose Bowl victory. Meyer explained that he has a brain cyst which led to severe headaches on top of an extremely stressful job in charge of the Buckeyes.
Now the Longhorns in a very interesting spot. Herman has known his seat in Austin has been pretty hot, but now it may actually be on fire with these reports claiming Texas made a serious push for Meyer.
Texas should finish its season at 7-3 if it can beat Kansas this upcoming weekend putting Herman’s record while in Austin at 32-18. The Longhorns will have a decision to make as to whether or not they should keep Herman around for another season.