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Urban Meyer, Ohio State Rumors: Meyer Says There's Been No Interview

After an initial flurry of news and rumors regarding Urban Meyer and a potential gig as the head football coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes, the story has mellowed out. That doesn't mean that there's nothing there, it's just been waiting on some form of official word one way or another. Official word doesn't necessarily mean something from Meyer regarding his future - he could easily be hesitant to talk about anything going on.

That being said, his comments recently sure seem legitimate, especially in relation to where he's at and what it's going to take to return to coaching. According to Meyer, he has not interviewed with any school, including Arizona and Ohio State. At the forefront of Meyer's concern are the same things the caused him to walk away from coaching to begin with: his health, family and the state of college football. That being said, he doesn't necessarily say that returning the coaching would be a detriment to those first two things.

Meyer says that there is a way to balance a job as a coach and his family, and then goes on to talk about the Ohio State job in particular:

"I'm in a good place right now mentally and physically. So if something happens with Ohio State, I'll have a decision to make. But there has been no interview. There has been no offer to make a decision about."    

The quote above at least implies that Meyer would be interested in the Ohio State job. Everybody knows that he does want to return to coaching, whether that be this year or another. It's in his blood and that's what he's going to end up doing. Saying that he'll "have a decision to make," means that any offer from Ohio State would be a serious one by him and that it would take a lot of consideration. But yes, at this point, there's been no official "interview."

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