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Urban Meyer Assembling Ohio State Assistant Coaching Staff, According To Report

There's more news to add substance to the rumors and potential news that Urban Meyer has agreed to become the new head coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes football program. The rumors originated from a phantom article on Scout.com (via this tweet), and then it took off from there. As more reputable sources report on it, it's looking like the deal is going to get done.

Sports By Brooks is the latest to add to the report, starting that Meyer has agreed to coach the Buckeyes, and that he's even building his coaching staff:

In additon to Meyer's generous compensation package, sources said a major factor in the coach's decision to agree to take the position was the school promising him the budget to assemble what is expected to become the highest-paid assistant coaching staff in college football history.

Brooks notes that Luke Fickell and Stan Drayton are likely to be retained on the staff. Drayton is the team's wide receivers coach, while Fickell is the current head football coach. According to the report, North Carolina State coach Jon Tenuta (linebackers) and LSU coach Greg Studwara (offensive line) are among candidates Meyer aims to add, along with Chris Spielman and Kirk Herbstreit.

Studwara, according to the piece, could be in line for the offensive coordinator position under Meyer.

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