Social media speculates about Pac-12 program potentially going after Urban Meyer
Changes are coming at USC with Lynn Swann resigning from his position as the school’s athletic director. Could the next move feature the football team?
Sure, Clay Helton has gotten the Trojans off to a 2-0 start this season, leading them to a win over Stanford this past weekend despite starting quarterback J.T. Daniels being out for the season. It was a victory fueled by true freshman quarterback Kedon Slovis in a remarkable debut.
But with Swann gone, the rumors of USC potentially going after Urban Meyer, the former Florida and Ohio State head coach who retired at the end of last season, are only going to heat up.
It didn’t take long for Twitter to start speculating about the possibility of Meyer heading to the Trojans on Monday:
We don’t know who the next USC AD will be, but we do know that he or she will hire Urban Meyer.
— Brian Witt (@Wittnessed) September 9, 2019
Soon: BREAKING NEWS – Urban Meyer comes out of retirement and is named head coach of USC. https://t.co/H0XkfSSBkD
— Mitchol (@mitcholjohnson) September 9, 2019
Just gonna get a jump on these rumors now…
Will Urban Meyer be USC's next Athletic Director?
— Land-Grant Holy Land (@Landgrant33) September 9, 2019
Someone who tells Matt Leinart and Reggie Bush to recruit Urban Meyer on USC while they're all working for FOX. (Brady Quinn is the one who gets kept out of the loop entirely) https://t.co/iDRpHQDfrQ
— Brendan Stiles (@thebstiles) September 9, 2019
The Urban Meyer to USC rumors are invading your timeline in 3…2…1…
— Dustin Schutte (@SchutteCFB) September 9, 2019
Urban Meyer to USC. It will happen January 2nd after a bowl loss where they finish 7-6. https://t.co/mQJTDOlj3r
— Bucky (@BuckyRyan32) September 9, 2019
Has Urban Meyer been hired to coach USC yet? https://t.co/ZmqsgZqFCn
— Jake Asman (@JakeAsman) September 9, 2019
Meyer had a successful coaching career, winning three national championships, but he said he was stepping down for health reasons after last season. His tenure at Ohio State also ended with some controversy, as his final year began with him being placed on administrative leave due to reports that he knew about spousal abuse allegations made against one of his former assistants.
Once USC has its new athletic director in place, it’s possible that these Meyer rumors become even more frequent. Only time will tell if they come to fruition.