Report: Urban Meyer being pursued by a second NFL team
Former Florida and Ohio State coach Urban Meyer is a hot commodity these days.
As he decides whether or not he wants to return to the sidelines after spending the past couple of seasons as a FOX Sports analyst, he has drawn plenty of interest, particularly from the NFL level.
He reportedly interviewed for the Jacksonville Jaguars’ job on Friday, but according to CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora, a second team is interested in Meyer — the Los Angeles Chargers:
Meyer, who has been talking to associates and former assistants as he mulls the composition of a potential NFL staff, has also informed others that he has a strong possibility to coach the Chargers, league sources said, although the veracity of that sentiment is being disputed. League sources indicated that it would be highly unlikely for the Spanos family to cede the kind of control and structure that Meyer would demand; he does have ties to owner Dean Spanos, however, and has been around the team in recent years and attended some games as a guest of the team at their old venue in Carson, Calif.
Meyer will seemingly have his pick of at least a couple of NFL jobs if he chooses to come out of retirement.
Where will he end up going? Or, will he stay with FOX Sports? We’ll see what happens over the next couple of weeks.