Urban Meyer Discusses NFL Opportunities, If He’s Ready

    Urban Meyer discusses NFL opportunities and if he's ready to make the jump to the big leagues in a recent interview.

    January 24, 2016

    Would Urban Meyer ever make the jump to the NFL? He discusses in a recent interview.


    As with any successful college football coach, there is always going to be talk surrounding the NFL. It comes with the territory.

    Urban Meyer is no stranger to the conversations. He’s considered one of the brightest and most competitive minds in all of football, and because of that, his name will always surface around NFL openings.

    This offseason it was the Cleveland Browns, who fired Mike Pettine after two years on the job. The Browns eventually hired Hue Jackson, the Cincinnati Bengals offensvie coordinator.

    In an interview with Gridiron Now, Meyer said opportunities to make the jump have been presented, but he and his family aren’t ready to venture down that path just yet.

    “This year I did have some opportunities, but we’re not ready,” Meyer said. “My son (Nate) is a sophomore in high school and I didn’t even really consider it.

    “I never want to say never because people hold you to that. But at this point, that’s not something I’m looking forward to doing.”

    At just 51 years old, there’s potentially a lot of years left in Meyer’s coaching tank. He could easily dip his toes into NFL waters, just like Nick Saban, and come back to college if it didn’t pan out.

    His son has two years left in high school. That’s two more opportunities for Meyer to take a run at a national championship with Ohio State. Win at least one and, at that point, it may be time for him to tackle football’s top tier.

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