Florida may face Urban Meyer annually if college job opens up
The marriage between Willie Taggart and Florida State seems headed for a divorce, but no one knows when it will be final. With the Seminoles standing 3-4 after a 22-20 loss to Wake Forest this past Saturday, the fan base is growing a bit weary of the amount of losing that has gone on under Taggart.
With a bunch of names being thrown around as possible replacements in Tallahassee, one popped up recently that would be major news in the college football world if hired: Urban Meyer.
Yes, that same Urban Meyer that spent six years in Gainesville coaching the Florida Gators to two national championships before exiting and taking the Ohio State coaching job, helping lead the Buckeyes to a national title as well until retiring after last season.
According to Football Scoop, the powers that be at Florida State are aiming for the sky by going after Meyer as a possible replacement. Despite his insistence that he retired to spend more time with his family and the coach going into television this season — something that he is certainly good at, Meyer’s name has been linked to a number of jobs such as USC that, in the end, would make more sense for the 55-year-old coach.
The program at Florida State is an absolute mess right now and the rebuilding job would require several years to return the Seminoles back to being conference and national title contenders. Yet, this is Urban Meyer and, if FSU were to throw enough money at him, they might be able to get him in garnet and gold.
This would not be popular with his fans in Gainesville, that is for sure.