It doesn’t look like Urban Meyer will be coaching for the Land Grant Trophy anytime soon, if ever.
On Tuesday, Detroit-based radio host Bernie Fratto of FoxSports wrote on X (formally Twitter) that Meyer was interviewing for the Michigan State head coaching job.
😍My best mole tells me #UrbanMeyer will interview with #MichiganState for their HC position. Stay tuned. Yes, it's real. It's possible. He has a lot of backers, so we'll see where this goes.@FoxSportsRadio
— Bernie Fratto (@BernieFratto) October 3, 2023
I’ve heard otherwise… 🤷🏻♂️ but I’m sure you’re better connected.
— Brady Quinn (@Brady_Quinn) October 3, 2023
Bruce Feldman of The Athletic and Fox reached out to the man himself Wednesday morning, and Meyer told Feldman he wasn’t interested.
“There is zero truth to it with him being a candidate for it,” Feldman wrote. “He has no interest in that, and is happy with what he’s doing now at Fox Sports.”
About the “reports” linking Urban Meyer to the Michigan State HC job… I just checked with him. There is zero truth to it with him being a candidate for it. He has no interest in that, and is happy with what he’s doing now at Fox Sports.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) October 4, 2023
Meyer’s last coaching stop— potentially ever— was in the NFL with the Jacksonville Jaguars. It didn’t go well. Jacksonville went 2-11, and Meyer was fired with four games left in the season. The stories that came out of Meyer’s tenure were arguably more embarrassing than the record.
But Meyer is also one of the greatest college football coaches of all time. His overall record is 187-32, and Meyer was the head coach of three national championship teams (two at Florida, one at Ohio State). It was at Ohio State where Penn State and its fans got familiar with Meyer.
Urban Meyer went 6-1 against Penn State, with four of those wins coming against James Franklin. Penn State fans would love to see Franklin get some wins over Meyer, but that can’t happen of Meyer isn’t coaching.
The Michigan State job is vacant after Mel Tucker’s firing amid sexual harassment allegations.