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Urban Meyer Press Conference: Ohio State Coach Says It's Good To Be Home

Urban Meyer was announced as the new head coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes football program at a press conference on Monday afternoon, a couple of weeks after first being rumored that he would be leaving ESPN to take the reigns of the program. Meyer seemed happy to return to the school.

"It's good to be home," Meyer said when being congratulated by the media for his new coaching position. The coach began his career as a graduate assistant at Ohio State while earning his master's degree in sports administration in 1988.

Meyer also announced that Luke Fickell would remain with his new coaching staff, in a position to be determined, but he would be looking for the best available coaches from around the country to fill out his staff. He cited his excellent staff with the Gators while describing how he'd like his new staff to look with the Buckeyes.

Athletic Director Gene Smith said that the school first contacted Meyer on Nov. 20 and the coach agreed to coach the school on Sunday. Meyer confirmed that the school first "put its feelers" out last weekend, despite reports that surfaced prior to that connecting the two parties.

For more on Urban Meyer and the Ohio State Buckeyes, be sure to visit SB Nation's Along the Olentangy.

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