It’s coaching search time in the NFL, and inevitably that means conversations will happen on television, radio and the Internet about which pro teams could lure high-profile college coaches away from their schools.
On Wednesday, Colin Cowherd and Hall of Fame wide receiver/analyst Cris Carter were talking about that very possibility. As a former Ohio State player and friend of Urban Meyer, Carter was asked if the Buckeyes head coach would ever consider making that jump.
Carter immediately shot down the idea.
“He knows his skill set,” Carter said of Meyer. “He knows he’s the CEO of an institution, not the CEO of a professional football team.
“…He has zero (interest in the NFL). You don’t have to worry about Urban Meyer going to pro football.”
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) January 4, 2017
There weren’t any strong rumors circulating or much reason to believe Meyer would want to make the jump. But Carter’s declaration is still music to Ohio State fans’ ears.
Carter played for the Buckeyes from 1984-1986, and Meyer was a grad assistant during his final season when he was an All-American. Carter said the two have remained close through the years and that they have even discussed Meyer’s potential jump to the NFL personally.
As the coaching carousel in the NFL spins, Ohio State fans should be able to rest easy with Meyer trying to build another championship team in Columbus.