Report: Urban Meyer makes a decision on the Texas job
The University of Texas has been in contact with Urban Meyer about potentially hiring him to replace Tom Herman.
It’s important to remind everyone that Herman is currently still the head coach at Texas; however, it’s been a rough season and the Longhorns may be ready to move on from Herman.
Texas’ flirtation with Meyer appears to be over though, according to a report from Chip Brown of 247Sports.com. Brown reports that Meyer has told Texas that he’s leaning towards not coaching again, citing health reasons. The 3-time national championship coach is currently an analyst on FOX Sports pregame show, and he crushes the analyst role.
Will Meyer ever return to coaching? It’s hard to tell at this point, but there would only be a couple jobs that would likely interest him. Texas would have everything he needed to win a championship; however, he’s apparently not interested in the Longhorns job and/or coming out of retirement right now. He’s previously stated that Notre Dame was his dream job, but analysts and fans alike have speculated that the USC job — if it comes open — might interest the elite coach.
So, where does Texas go from here? Do they keep Herman? A report surfaced Saturday that behind Meyer, Texas was interested in Penn State’s James Franklin and Oregon’s Mario Cristobal.
We’re not sure that Franklin or Cristobal would excite Texas fans too much.