Urban Meyer issues strong statement on USC opening
Urban Meyer issued a strong statement at a press conference on Wednesday about connections and rumors of the possibility of him becoming the new coach at Southern Cal to replace Clay Helton.
The first-year Jacksonville Jaguars coach said, “No chance. I’m here and committed to try and build an organization.”
Meyer is one of several prominent coaches to land on lists from college football reporters and analysts following the firing of Helton on Monday.
Given his history as a national championship-winning coach at Florida and Ohio State, the connection seems logical to some. The Jaguars got off to a rough start in the season opener on Sunday against the Houston Texas, with a 37-21 loss.
Meyer went 187-32 — a staggering winning percentage of 85.3 — in stops at Bowling Green (2001-02), Utah (2003-04), Florida (2005-10) and Ohio State (2012-18). He ranks seventh all time in collegiate winning percentage, trailing only Notre Dame legends Knute Rockne and Frank Leahy among coaches at major programs, per the Associated Press.
— Demetrius Harvey (@Demetrius82) September 15, 2021