Where Urban Meyer Could Coach Next, If He Doesn’t Retire

first_imgUrban Meyer and his wife exit the field.INDIANAPOLIS, IN – DECEMBER 02: Urban Meyer the head coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes hugs his wife Shelley Meyer on the field after 27-21 win over the Wisconsin Badgers in the Big Ten Championship at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 2, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)Urban Meyer is still the head coach at Ohio State, but a Football Scoop report Friday morning suggests he could be leaving the Buckeyes after the 2019 season. While that obviously isn’t confirmed, many are wondering what could be next for Meyer.If Meyer were to leave Ohio State after the 2019 season, he’d be 55 years old with a big decision to make – should he retire or keep coaching?Meyer’s health will likely be the determining factor. Earlier this year, he revealed he’s been dealing with an enlarged congenital arachnoid cyst on his brain. So it wouldn’t be a huge surprise if he hung it up to focus on keeping himself healthy.But if he were to coach again, it seems like there are two main options. One is taking a head coaching job in the NFL – something he hasn’t tried yet. The other would be to take another elite job in college football.He’s already coached at Florida and Ohio State – two of the top 10 programs in the country. But his “dream job” is still out there.Back in 2008, Meyer told a Florida radio show that his “dream job” is actually Notre Dame. From 1996-2000, he was the wide receivers coach for the program.Brian Kelly is currently Notre Dame’s coach, and considering the program is 12-0 and headed to its first College Football Playoff, fans are likely happy. But things can change quickly in college football.If the job were to become available, and Meyer were to be interested, the school would have to factor in how the Zach Smith saga could affect his potential reception. But remember, this would be at least one or two years into the future.For now, Meyer is focused on getting Ohio State back into the national championship conversation. But at some point, he’ll have to make a decision on whether he wants to call it a career.last_img

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