The rumors that Urban Meyer was a done deal at Ohio State appear to be a bit premature, as Meyer's agent is now denying that a deal has been reached. According to Dennis Dodd of CBS Sports, Meyer has yet to officially accept the job with the Buckeyes:
"I can’t," Trace Armstrong told CBSSports.com "There’s no hangup. I’ve got to leave it at that out of respect to Urban and the school. This is not my style to be out there in public like this. It’s to be discreet. Those folks [ESPN] have made a decision. I'm so disappointed that ESPN would go forward with something like this."
Meanwhile, SB Nation's Spencer Hall has already produced a piece on Meyer's upcoming tenure at OSU. Hall, a Florida fan and the creator of the highly successful Everyday Should Be Saturday, is intimately familiar with Meyer's tenure in Gainesville that brought the Gators a pair of National Championships:
The two BCS titles at Florida (including one won over the smoking carcass of an undefeated Ohio State team) are the obvious gets here, but don't forget that Meyer's ascent to the top of the coaching ranks came with stints at Bowling Green and Utah, two inconspicuous spots on the college football map. He'll worth with what's there and build on that no matter where he is, and do so without ruffling the feathers of the NCAA. This might be especially relevant in the case of Ohio State.
Stay tuned for further word on if/when Meyer signs with the Buckeyes.