FSU's AD responds to rumors linking Urban Meyer and Seminoles
Rumors have been circling all season that Florida State could fire coach Willie Taggart at the end of the season. This week, a rumor surfaced that if Taggart is fired, the Seminoles would be interested in targeting former Florida coach Urban Meyer.
However, Florida State athletic director David Coburn tried to put both of those rumors to rest Tuesday, and in particular, emphatically denied the Seminoles would ever be interested in hiring Meyer.
“If Coach (Taggart) were hit by a bus tomorrow, we would not target Coach Meyer, period,” Coburn said according to The Tallahassee Democrat. “I say that with all due respect to Coach Meyer, but we would not target Steve Spurrier either.”
Meyer won the 2006 and 2008 BCS Championships with Florida, but left the Gators for health related issues and retired following the 2010 season. Since Meyer left, it has taken Florida years to become a Top 10 program again.
Meyer returned to college football at Ohio State in 2012 and coached the team to a national championship victory in 2014. He retired again after last season but ever since, he has been connected to numerous jobs — both open and currently filled.
Florida State has lost its last two games to fall to 3-4. The Seminoles will visit The Swamp to play the Gators on Nov. 30.