COLUMBUS, Ohio – With Oregon’s Chip Kelly, Penn State’s Bill O’Brien, and Alabama’s Nick Saban each being rumored to fill NFL head coaching vacancies in the past week, curious Ohio State fans have been left wondering if Urban Meyer would ever consider a jump to the ranks of professional football. But after the second-year Buckeyes head coach appeared on The Dan Patrick Show on Thursday, those OSU fans know that they can rest easy.
The 11-year college head coach told Patrick that he’s never even received a job offer from an NFL franchise, although he did admit to receiving some interest from a few professional teams following his undefeated season at Utah in 2004 and first of two national championships at Florida in 2006.
“I got a couple phone calls early in my Florida days asking if I’d be interested. I love college football and I made that decision that that’s where I wanted to be,” Meyer said. “There was a time where I made some phone calls and had some conversations about it, but never to the point where I got very serious about it.”
For multiple reasons, the 48-year-old Meyer makes for both an intriguing and odd candidate for the professional level.
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