Would Urban Meyer work in the NFL? Paul Finebaum shares his thoughts
There’s no doubt Urban Meyer has a track record as impressive as any college coach not named Nick Saban from the modern era of college football but would the former Ohio State and Florida coach work in the NFL?
That’s something that is currently being discussed by some NFL owners at the moment, according to ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter.
Here’s what was recently reported by Schefter:
At least two NFL teams have reached out to Urban Meyer to see whether the former Ohio State coach would be interested in interviewing for — if not accepting — a head-coaching job at the next level, league sources told ESPN.
What does Paul Finebaum think of that speculation? He was asked during his most recent appearance on Birmingham-based WJOX 94.5 FM radio show The Roundtable on Monday morning.
Here’s what Finebaum had to say when asked if he thought Meyer would be interested in making the jump to the NFL.
“You would have to think so,” Finebaum said on the show. “I know last year there were conversations with the Cowboys and I think Urban is itching to get back and there simply wasn’t anything in college that attracted him. Texas, whether they turned him down or he decided to wait.”
While there may be some mutual interest, Finebaum believes Meyer may have a tough go of it in the NFL.
“I don’t think Urban Meyer is a good fit for the NFL. I just think his approach is much better suited to college football,” Finebaum continued. “Urban Meyer is a very emotional coach. His temperament is uneven and I think the pro game would just grind him down. It never ends.
“And I’m not saying college football has an offseason, it doesn’t, but you do go from one thing to another and it never stops. I also don’t know how Urban Meyer could get along with an owner. He’s just not the kind of guy that I see kowtowing to any of these 32 NFL billionaires. That’s one of the toughest parts of the job, talking to coaches in the NFL.”